After losing the first two games of their first round series to the St. Louis Blues and having Brent Seabrook suspended for three games, the Chicago Blackhawks certainly were facing some adversity in the early portions of their series against the Blues.
That would be why the Blackhawks’ 5-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Sunday was perhaps the most refreshing win of the season. Not only did the Blackhawks’ victory on Sunday dispose of the Blues from the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs, but the victory re-iterated the Blackhawks stance as reigning Stanley Cup champions.
There is no question that that most impressive part from the Blackhawks’ victory on Sunday was the third period.
After Bryan Bickell and T.J. Oshie exchanged goals in the first period for the Blackhawks and Blues, the Blackhawks scored 4 unanswered goals in the third period on Sunday to advance to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Blackhawks’ goalie Corey Crawford stopped 35 of the Blues’ 36 total shots on goal.
The Blackhawks now advance to the second round to face the winner of the series between the Colorado Avalanche and Minnesota Wild. The Avalanche currently lead the series 3-2.