Blackhawks' Brent Seabrook Crushes David Backes with Huge Hit Against Wall

Tyler Brooke@TylerDBrookeSenior Analyst IIApril 19, 2014


The playoff series between the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks has been incredibly physical so far, with big hits quickly becoming commonplace.

This one might be the biggest hit yet.

UPDATE: Sunday, April 20 at 2:30 p.m. ET

Seabrook has reportedly been suspended for three games for his hit on Backes, according to Renaud Lavoie.


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During the third period on Saturday, Chicago's Brent Seabrook destroyed David Backes with this brutal shot near the wall. The hit sent Backes to the locker room and Seabrook to the penalty box.

You can see a Vine of the play below.

Shortly after, the Blues scored with just 6.4 seconds remaining to force overtime. St. Louis would go on to win the game in overtime, 4-3, to take a 2-0 series lead over the defending champs. 

[Twitpic, Vine, h/t The Big Lead]