The opening night of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs saw two games go into extra time.
In Chicago, Bryan Bickell scored with 3:35 left in the first overtime as the Blackhawks defeated the Minnesota Wild 2-1, while in St. Louis, Kings’ goaltender Jonathan Quick gave the puck away to Alexander Steen, who scored his second of the game as the Blues defeated the Los Angeles Kings 2-1.
In other action, the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Detroit Red Wings 3-1.
The biggest story of the night probably came in Chicago, where NASCAR star Danica Patrick scored from center ice during the second intermission. Why was Patrick and her boyfriend Ricky Stenhouse Junior in Chicago, rather than preparing for the weekend’s NASCAR race at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama. I’m not a NASCAR expert, but I wouldn’t take Patrick or Stenhouse for the Aaron’s 499. I think Daytona 500 champion Jimmie Johnson is licking his chops by the fact his competitors are taking some leisure time no where near the race track.