What's buzzing:

Puck Daddy

Blackhawks take Game 1 after Bryan Bickell’s overtime winner (VIDEO)

Harrison Mooney
Puck Daddy

Despite some gutsy performances from Josh Harding and Ryan Suter (who saw about the same amount of icetime tonight), the Minnesota Wild couldn't hold off the Chicago Blackhawks forever.

At 16:35 of the first overtime, Chicago broke through. Bryan Bickell was the hero, giving the Blackhawks Game 1 after converting on a pass from Viktor Stalberg.

A video or other embedded content has been hidden. Click here to view it.

Great pass by Stalberg.

Ryan Suter will likely get a little flak for his play on this goal. After missing on an attempt to snag the puck in mid-air which sprung Stalberg, he comes back slowly, drifting through the play as Bickell ices the game.

It's a criticizable play, but it's important to note that this game probably isn't in overtime at all if Suter doesn't play 41:08 in this game. If he looks a little tired here, it's probably because he is.

Follow Harrison Mooney on Twitter at @HarrisonMooney

View Comments (16)
  • Belarus hockey player Mikhail Stefanovich, once in Maple Leafs organization, banned for doping

    A Belarusian hockey player who was once part of the Toronto Maple Leafs organization has been banned for a doping violation. Mikhail Stefanovich, who has represented Belarus at three world championships, was handed a two-year ban by the Russian … More »

    The Canadian Press - 27 minutes ago
  • Lightning-Red Wings Preview

    Following the franchise's best regular season, the Tampa Bay Lightning's inability to solve Petr Mrazek and the Detroit Red Wings' defense could spell doom in the playoffs. Coming off his second shutout of the series, Mrazek again looks to quiet … More »

    AP - Sports - 33 minutes ago
  • Islanders-Capitals Preview

    There's only been one Game 7 between the Capitals and Islanders, but it's stood the test of time - lots and lots and lots of time - as one of the great games in postseason annals. The ''Easter Epic'' in 1987 between Washington and New York lasted … More »

    AP - Sports - 33 minutes ago
  • Brendan Gallagher, pest supreme, taunts Mark Stone’s wrist injury (Video)

    Brendan Gallagher, pest supreme, taunts Mark Stone’s wrist injury (Video)

    Brendan Gallagher of the Montreal Canadiens is one of our favorite players, because he possesses that unique blend of offensive, physicality and the ability to be an unrepentant little weasel that gets under the skin of opposing players by any means … More »

    Puck Daddy - 44 minutes ago
  • What We Learned: How bad is NHL officiating in Stanley Cup Playoffs?

    What We Learned: How bad is NHL officiating in Stanley Cup Playoffs?

    (Hello, this is a feature that will run through the entire season and aims to recap the weekend’s events and boils those events down to one admittedly superficial fact or stupid opinion about each team. Feel free to complain about it.) … More »

    Puck Daddy - 7 hours ago