Chicago Blackhawks teammates Duncan Keith and Patrick Sharp probably breathed a sigh of relief when they got bailed out by goaltender Corey Crawford Saturday afternoon. Then they probably realized the play they were just a part of will end up as a GIF in about 10 seconds for all the wrong reasons.
With the Blackhawks trailing the St. Louis Blues 1-0 in the first period of Game 2 and Chicago on a power play, Keith and Sharp got crossed up at the offensive blue line and ended up colliding. The puck fluttered out into open ice where it was collected by Steve Ott who raced in a breakaway.
Ott put a good shot on net, but Crawford was there to make a fantastic save. That saved this highlight from being one that will play on all the blooper reels. Seems you only make it if your embarrassing mistake costs your team a goal.
The collision at the blue line underscores the absolute dreadfulness of Chicago's power play in Game 2. On three separate opportunities, the Hawks didn't generate much of anything. Ott's chance was the best for either team on Chicago's advantages. Chicago went 1-for-6 with the man advantage in Game 1 as well.
Oh yeah, here's that GIF via @myregularface: