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Heartbreaker in OT

Martin Havlat scored his second goal of the game just 12 seconds into overtime to give the Blackhawks a come-from-behind victory

The skinny: Martin Havlat scored his second goal of the game just 12 seconds into overtime to give the Blackhawks a come-from-behind victory in Game 1 of their opening round series against the Flames.

The big play: David Bolland picked off an errant pass by Jordan Leopold and then dropped a pass to Havlat, who wristed a shot past Miikka Kiprusoff to ignite the sell-out crowd of 22,478 fans at the United Center.

The quote: “That guy made a good play by knocking down the puck there,” Leopold told the Fan 960 after the game. “We can’t get down on ourselves. We can learn from our mistakes and go forward to Game 2.”.

The see-saw battle: The Flames jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first period on a goal by David Moss and then took a 2-1 advantage on Cammalleri’s first-ever playoff goal in the second period. Havlat then sent the game to overtime with a late third-period goal. Cam Barker had a goal and an assist for the Hawks.

The hit parade: Chicago’s Dustin Byfuglien led all players with seven hits, while Adam Burish had six for the Blackhawks, who out-hit the Flames by a 38-24 margin. Dion Phaneuf led the Flames with four hits, while forward Rene Bourque returned to the lineup and recorded two hits including a thunderous check into the boards on Patrick Kane, who was visibly shaken up on the play

The next game: Game 2 goes Saturday night (7 p.m., TSN, Fan 960) at the United Center.

 
 
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