NHL Playoffs: Can Red Wings Turn Game 6 Meltdown Into Game 7 Motivation?

April 25th, 2010 by Matt Hutter Leave a reply »
On Saturday, the NHL saw two of its best teams overcome incredible odds en route to improbable victories.

In the East, the Penguins had seemingly squandered a chance to close out their series against the Ottawa Senators.

Down 3-0 midway through the game, the defending Stanley Cup champions clawed their way back to even the score at three before winning the game in overtime, thus closing out the series and moving on to the second round.

In the West, the Chicago Blackhawks were facing a one-goal deficit in Game 5 of their series with Nashville with less than two minutes remaining.

Hawks forward Marian Hossa was hit with a five-minute major for boarding, putting his team down a man for the remainder of the contest.

With the Predators just 15 seconds away from grabbing a 3-2 series lead, Chicago forward Patrick Kane punched in a short-handed goal that sent the game into overtime and the United Center into pandemonium.

Just four minutes into the extra session, Marian Hossa completed the unimaginable comeback by scoring the OT winner.

Two games, two improbable comebacks.

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