That’s 1: The Blackhawks wouldn’t “Let It Be”

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ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 15: Vladimir Tarasenko #91 of the St. Louis Blues handles the puck as Niklas Hjalmarsson #4 of the Chicago Blackhawks defends in Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 15, 2016 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jeff Curry/NHLI via Getty Images)

ST. LOUIS – When it comes to the entire gameday schematic, their work is seen and heard, but they physically are not.

It’s the Gameday Operations crew. They ring all the bells and blow all the whistles that make each arena unique.

Those crazy and ingenious on-ice displays before the game.The music you hear. Those creative videos on the scoreboard. That’s the work of the crew that maps out a specific story for each game.

Boy did the crew at Scottrade Arena do their homework on Thursday.

When Vladimir Taresenko scored in the third period and the Blackhawks decided to review do to what seemed (and was confirmed) to be an offsides on Jori Lehtera, the arena sound system blasted this song.

“Let It Be” was released in March of 1970 and would reach No. 6 on the Billboard charts in it’s first week. It would end up being the final song released by Paul McCartney before leaving the iconic band.

“Speaking words of wisdom, let it be.”

“Let it be, let it be.”

“Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.”

Words that make up the tune which fit right in with the Blues at Scottrade. It’s brilliant in fact and the fans realized that.

As the review of Lehtera’s continued the fans joined in on chorus in hopes that this goal-one that would put the home team ahead-would indeed stay.

“Let it be, let it be.”

“Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.”

They didn’t. Replays revealed Lehtera was ahead of the puck on the goal rush. No goal. Game tied at one.

What’s funny about this episode is that the team whom the song was supposed to help didn’t heed it’s lesson. The move affected the Blues as their shot to take a grip on the series with a potential game-winning goal. In tight playoff hockey games in a series that’s proved to be even tighter than the norm, teams that can’t shake it off can pay quickly and dearly.

Cue the Blackhawks, who were the benefactor of the refs refusing not to “Let it Be.”

Tarasenko got a penalty just 1:34 after the disallowed goal as he slashed Andrew Shaw. Under two minutes later, the Blackhawks scored, putting the Blues in catch-up mode which they’d never get out of.

Only a final second goal made it a one-goal defeat instead of two. Now the series is tied at one heading to Chicago as the Hawks flipped the potential script of the series in a matter of a couple of minutes.

Those Blues fans at the Scottrade Center that played “Let It Be” had the right idea, but the ended up motivating the wrong team.

“Let it Go” might have been appropriate once the teams left the arena and headed north for Sunday.