Who knew it was foreshadowing when Robby Fabbri won a dance contest last summer?
There he was one night, a rookie staring down embarrassment at the hands of veteran teammates. A hip-hop track blared. He could’ve crumbled under the pressure. Instead, he played it cool, busted out better moves than anyone else on the floor and bagged a $100 prize.
“I was just going with the flow,” he said with a laugh.
Fabbri did the same this month against the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks in his first playoff series. With his team trailing 3-1 in the third period of Game 5, Fabbri had the puck on his stick with a crucial opportunity to put his St. Louis Blues back in the game. He then turned the ice into his personal dance floor, the Hawks into his dance partners, Brent Seabrook in particular. Fabbri’s first career post-season goal was beautiful: