Brent Seabrook took the shot from his favorite spot on the ice — on the point just above the faceoff circle and below the blue line. But scoring the game-winning goal in last night’s Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals was the last thing on his mind. Seabrook’s focus was on getting the puck to the net. The Bruins have made that tough for many defensemen this postseason. But as the Chicago Blackhawks defenseman launched this thunderous slap shot, the puck found a way to its target. As the puck soared through the air, Jonathan Toews did his best to battle with Zdeno Chara in front of the net and to screen Tuukka Rask. The Bruins’ goalie saw the puck, but still is squirted by him on the stick side at 9:51 of the overtime period to give the Blackhawks a 6-5 win. This isn’t the first time Seabrook’s scored a game-winning overtime goal this postseason. But after the game, he wouldn’t take any of the credit. It’s all about the team for this 28-year-old, who helped Chicago even this championship series at 2-2. “I like shooting in that spot, but to be honest I was just trying to get it past the centerman or their forward trying to come out and block it,” Seabrook said. “Our forwards did a good job of getting in front and boxing out. It was just a great play.” Seabrook scored only eight goals this season and now has three in the playoffs. Toews has struggled, but Seabrook has been in his ear. During last night’s back-and-forth clash between the Bruins and Chicago, Toews scored in the second period.
Brent Seabrook makes big plays in end
Boston Herald | Jun 20