With only 1:45 remaining in the game, the St. Louis Blues were down by a goal and about to go down by a game in their series to the defending champs. Jaden Schwartz decided he wasn't ready to call it a night, and scored the equalizer.
Soon he and his teammates would soon be playing in the longest playoff game in franchise history. It took not one, not two, but 24-seconds into a third overtime for St. Louis to get the win.
David Backes skated the puck pretty much unhindered from the Blues zone, through the neutral zone, and made a quick backwards pass to Alexander Steen a couple feet after the Blues captain crossed the blue line. As soon as Steen touched the puck he sent it on net as Backes rushed towards Corey Crawford.
The rebound off Crawford slowly floated behind the net where Backes intercepts, and sent another backwards pass towards the front of the net. Steve Ott was stationed next to the crease with his back to Crawford when he caught, settled, and slid the puck to an open Steen on his right.
In turn, Steen popped the puck up into the net, and the game was (finally) over.
The win had to come as a relief to Blues netminder Ryan Miller. Not only does he already have the hopes and dreams of an entire fan-base on his shoulders, he let in a Patrick Kane breakaway-goal earlier in the game that made Miller look like a statue from Madame Tussauds.
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- Alexander Steen
- David Backes
- Jaden Schwartz