Jan 22, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) is congratulated by right wing Marian Hossa (81) and defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson (4) for a victory against the St. Louis Blues at the United Center. The Blackhawks beat the Blues 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports
The Chicago Blackhawks took on the St. Louis Blues Tuesday night in Chicago. The Hawks showed the fans their speed and style in the home opener defeating the Blues 3-2.
The Hawks had a lot of chances early, but Blues goaltender Brian Elliot turned them away. Patrick Kane broke Elliot at 7:20 in the first period on assist from Sharp, and Leddy. Brent Seabrook scored at 8:20 of the second period from Keith, and Toews. Stalberg scored at 2:09 in the third from Bickell, and Oduya finishing the Hawks scoring.
The real story on Thursday for the Blackhawks was goaltender, Corey Crawford, stopping 32 shots on 34 attempts with a .941 save percentage. Crawford seemed to keep composed letting up 2 third period goals to McDonald, and Oshie, only to break through the hectic last minute when the Hawks faced the 6 on 5 attack from the Blues.
Chicago has shown that they can keep up with the best beating a team that scored 6 goals in their opener, and came back in the third period against Nashville the night before. the Blackhawks have started 3-0 for the first time since the 1972-1973 season where they advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals.
The Blackhawks return to the ice Thursday when they take on the Dallas Stars in Dallas. The puck drop is scheduled for 7:30.
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