2011 NHL Playoffs, Blackhawks Vs. Canucks, Game 6: Will Brent Seabrook Play?

The turning point of the Blackhawks/Canucks first round NHL playoff series is generally agreed to be the moment that the Canucks' Raffi Torres made a hit on the Blackhawks' Brent Seabrook. The hit was unnecessary and also unnecessarily brutal; many thought Torres deserved suspension, which didn't happen. Meanwhile, the hit awakened the Blackhawks, who were sleepwalking through the series; they've won the two games since by a combined score of 12-2.

Seabrook has missed both those games, though he did practice Saturday and may play tonight; it'll be a decision made by coach Joel Quenneville before game time.

There have been only three playoff series in NHL history where a team has come from being down three games to none and won the series. One of them was last year, where the heavily-favored Boston Bruins went up three games to none over the Philadelphia Flyers, who won four straight and that second-round series, before eventually losing the Finals to the Blackhawks.

Can the Hawks pull it off? They've clearly gotten into Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo's head. Having the home crowd will certainly help.

It all starts at 6:30 p.m. CDT (note, that's 30 minutes earlier than originally scheduled) and it'll be on CSN Chicago (and Versus nationally).

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