"No way was I leaving," Lebano said in a statement from Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. "We are a Hawks family. I had to see the end of the game."
At 8 months pregnant, Lebano's first contraction hit during the second period. But Lebano waited until she saw Chicago beat the Minnesota Wild, 5-1, on Thursday night before going straight to the hospital.
Just hours later, she gave birth to a son, Owen Michael. Owen weighs 6 pounds, 5 ounces and is 19.5 inches long. Mom and baby are both doing fine- and already ready to cheer on the Hawks in the next playoff game.
"Owen is such a great baby, very patient. We're doing fantastic and we think of Owen as Hossa's hat trick. Two goals in a playoff game and a baby delivered moments after getting to the hospital is an epic hat trick," Lebano said.
Lebano and her husband, Charles, have another son, Christian, who is 19 months old.