The last time this happened, Brent Seabrook said he thought he was going to trip or fall.
It was overtime in Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals, and Seabrook carried the puck deep into the Red Wings’ zone.
Seabrook, the Blackhawks’ 6-foot-3-inch, 221-pound defenseman, joked that he usually “screws up” when he has that much time with the puck.
This time, it was a split-second shot — a laser from the point through traffic. Once again it went in, and the Blackhawks mobbed the 28-year-old by the boards.
Now it’s becoming familiar.
Seabrook was the overtime hero of Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final, scoring at 9:51 of overtime to regain home-ice advantage for the Blackhawks. It was his second overtime winner of these playoffs. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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