After the craziness that was the first period of the Blackahawks game Wednesday against the Blues, things looked good for the home team. However, it was quite a reversal in the second period.
Starting the period with a 5-2 lead and the backup goalie already in the Blues net, the Blackhawks had a chance to put the game away. Unfortunately for the fans packed inside the United Center, the Blues came out with a new force on defense that would lead to clean looks on offense.
The scoring picked up with an Alex Steen goal, his second of the night. Just like his first period goal, Steen deflected a shot on net into the back of the goal.
The Blues continued to inch closer late in the second period. This time it came while the Blackhawks were shorthanded. Jay Bouwmeester found himself wide open in front of Corey Crawford.
The goal that would even the game up at five came with less than a minute to go in the period. David Backes fired a wristshot at an angle above a sliding Brent Seabrook and between Crawford and the post.