NBC analyst Mike Milbury said Bryan Bickell’s shot attempt that led to an Anaheim Ducks’ two-on-one fast break in overtime was “boneheaded” and cost the Blackhawks Game 5 of the Western Conference finals.
“This is on Bryan Bickell, who hasn’t had a good playoffs,” Milbury said. “He slams it into the legs of the Ducks’ defender, what are you doing?”
After Bickell’s shot was blocked, Ducks center Ryan Kesler started the two-on-one fast break with left wing Matt Beleskey, and Kesler shot it off Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford’s pads and Beleskey scored the game-winner off the rebound.
“No excuses, take all the responsibility, Bryan Bickell, it was all your fault,” Milbury said.
The Blackhawks will head back to Chicago for Game 6 and are on the brink of elimination.