Brent Seabrook's shot had just nicked Detroit defenseman Niklas Kronwall and flipped past goalie Jimmy Howard to end one of the most memorable games in the history of a great rivalry. Chicago 2, Detroit 1 in overtime.
The Hawks were going to the Conference Finals. The Red Wings were going home.
Actually, calamari is squid. Octopus is sushi. But who's going to quibble? For the first time in franchise history, the Blackhawks have come back from a three-games-to-one deficit and won a series. They'll face the defending Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings in the Western Conference Final starting this Saturday afternoon.
The Red Wings started life as the Chicago Shamrocks of the American Hockey Association. Owner James Norris bought the rights to a second Chicago NHL team, but the league disallowed the move, offering the recently vacated Detroit franchise to Norris instea…