The Chicago Blackhawks were understandably relieved on Monday night.
The St. Louis Blues knew what they were up against heading into Game 3 of their opening-round playoff series against the Chicago Blackhawks.
The opening-round playoff series between the Blackhawks and Blues has been anything but short on drama, and the loss of Blues captain David Backes added quite a bit of fuel to that fire.
As the Blackhawks prepare for life without Brent Seabrook, the Blues have their own adjustments to make with captain David Backes out of the lineup for Game 3.
This isn’t how Sheldon Brookbank wanted to get into the lineup, but here he is nonetheless.