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The Friday Five: Seabrook's Clutch Contributions

Friday, 04.20.2012 / 2:48 PM
By Leah Hendrickson - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog
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The Friday Five: Seabrook\'s Clutch Contributions

1. Defenseman Brent Seabrook's four points (1G, 3A) in four straight games have all come in the third period.

Seabrook scored the equalizer with 15 seconds left in regulation of Game 1 and notched an assist with 6 seconds left in the third period in Game 2. The blueliner recorded the primary assist on Chicago's third period goal in Game 3.

2. Of the 211 players selected in the 2011 NHL Draft, three have appeared in the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Two of them are Blackhawks.

Brandon Saad was a +1 plus/minus rating on Thursday night, making his first career postseason appearance in the NHL. Andrew Shaw played in Games 1 and 2 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals.

3. This is the second series in NHL history to have four consecutive overtime games.

The 1951 Stanley Cup Final saw the Maple Leafs and Canadiens go to five straight OT games, with Toronto winning the series 4-1.

4. The Blackhawks are the first team in NHL history to score tying goals with less than 15 seconds in regulation in consecutive games of one series.

Chicago tied Game 1 with 15 seconds left in regulation, and Patrick Sharp netted the equalizer with 5 seconds left in Game 2.

5. On April 14, Brandon Bollig became the first Blackhawks player since Warren Rychel whose first NHL point is a postseason goal.

In Game 2, Bollig registered his first NHL point with a wrister that defeated Coyotes netminder Mike Smith, an equalizer for Chicago in the second period. Rychel recorded his first NHL point off a playoff goal on April 6, 1991 against the Minnesota North Stars.