GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Just as they had been 48 hours earlier, the Blackhawks on Saturday were mere seconds from defeat Saturday night in Game 2 against the Coyotes. The clocked ticked toward zero and a two-game first-round deficit.
But in a surreal episode of dj vu, a Chicago goal in the final moments of regulation forced overtime for a second straight game, and this time the Blackhawks capitalized on their last-second resurrection with a 4-3 overtime win.
In Thursday's Game 1 it was Chicago defenseman Brent Seabrook whose goal with just 14.2 seconds remaining sent the game to OT. Winger Patrick Sharp played the hero Saturday, deflecting a point shot from Seabrook into the net, this time with just 5.5 seconds left in regulation.
"I knew (Seabrook) was going to pound it one last time with time running out, and I was able to get a stick on it," Sharp said. "I don't think I've ever seen that before, back-to-back games forcing overtime. I was just thankful we seized the opportunity and ...