I can’t even words?
Sorry, this game broke my ability to think coherent thoughts.
The amount of time and effort to explain just what the hell happened in the first period of the game would overwhelm me, and this is not that sort of site, so just…
Look at the following picture.
Okay, so, six goals scored in the first period. That’s crazy enough, but then you look at the times the goals were scored.
….All six goals came within the first 12 minutes of the game. There were four goals scored in the span of about 90 seconds.
Let’s take a look at that first goal for the Blackhawks, though, because it’s also Brandon Saad‘s first NHL goal. Aww!
Can I gush about how proud I am that he finally scored? He’s been busting his ass since the season started with nothing on the score sheet to show for it, but now he has a goal, and I’m just so happy for him!
…No, I’m not about to cry from sheer joy. Shut up.
Anyway, after that, the game seemed to settle down — until Andrew Desjardins leveled Jamal Mayers with a devastating (and legal!) hit. Then Duncan Keith went crazy-go-nuts:
I think that fight was partially fueled by the fact that Keith was the one who fed Mayers the pass that led to that hit in the first place.
Then came this goal, which is just hilarious (unless you’re a Sharks fan).
Like Douglas Murray, you don’t quite realize what Jonathan Toews did until the puck is on Patrick Kane‘s stick. Then you go “Oh shi–” as it crosses the goal line… again, like Murray probably did.
Kane put in an empty net goal at the end of the game, and that was pretty much it. In regulation, no less! Best part? No points for the Sharks, who were the Blackhawks’ nearest rivals in the Western Conference.
18 points in ten games? I’ll take that.