1-7-5: Blackhawks @ Dallas Stars Review

Blackhawks fall to the Dallas Stars 2-1.

Those numbers up there? Coach Quenneville’s all-time opening night record. Yeah.

So, let’s be honest. I didn’t get to watch this game, since I was covering the Steel game tonight.

However, from what I could see on my Twitter timeline, the Blackhawks got chances they didn’t capitalize on, and the defense left Crawford out to dry. These themes sound familiar.

But, really, this is just another typical Blackhawks opening game. Now, if they make this a habit, then I’ll start to worry.

Box Score

1st Period
NONE

2nd Period
00:59 DAL Alex Goligoski (1) Slapshot – Assist: M. Ribero (1)
16:02 DAL Jamie Benn (1) Backhand – Assists: S. Souray (1), T. Daley (1)

3rd Period
19:46 CHI Nick Leddy (1) Slapshot – Assists: P. Kane (1), B. Pirri (1)

Captain Force of Nature Watch: +1 on the night, but only won 50% (13/26) of his faceoffs.

Duncan Keith Plus/Minus Rating Watch: -1. Glad to see you’re starting the season off right, Dunc.

Post-Game Quotes From nhl.com

Joel Quenneville: “It was one of those nights where you get behind 2-0 and we couldn’t get that first one until it was too late.”

Jonathan Toews: “We had some chances on the power play, some mistakes here and there. It’s not the way we wanted to start the season, obviously. I think we made too many mistakes and gave up too many chances. We’ve got to play with a little more energy.”

Post-Game Videos: Jonathan Toews, Joel Quenneville, Corey Crawford, Marian Hossa

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