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Chicago Blackhawks: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly-Week #1

By Keith Schultz

Oct 1, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center

Patrick Sharp

(10) stands with teammates as the 2013 Stanley Cup championship banner is raised to the rafters before the game against the Washington Capitals at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

Week #1 Record-1-0-1 (3 points

The Good-

Patrick Kane

is off to a good start with 2 goals with both of them were pretty sweet goals.  During the NBCSN broadcast they kept talking about watching out for Kane to challenge for the scoring title and he’s off to a good start.  Here is the beauty of a goal from Opening night against the Washington Capitals.

The Really Good- The Banner ceremony Tuesday night to celebrate the Blackhawks 5th Stanley Cup was incredible.  Here is the 30 minute version video of the Awesome celebrations from the United Center.

The Bad- The Blackhawks somehow accomplished something they had only did once and it was in 1946 by not allowing a shot on goal in a period to the Tampa Bay Lightning, yet somehow the Blackhawks couldn’t escape from the contest with 2 points.  The Lightning showed up for all of 1:43 of a 60 minute game, but Ben Bishop stopped almost everything the Hawks threw at him when he stayed in his crease and stole a point from the Hawks.

The Ugly- When the Hawks traded away Michael Frolik on draft day everyone said it was just a role player, but in reality he was more than that since along with Marcus Kruger they anchored one of the best penalty kills in the NHL. Frolik’s missing presence was very evident in Week #1 when after 2 games the Blackhawks are dead last in the penalty kill.  The Blackhawks have given up 4 goals shorthanded on only 7 chances.  The worst part of this ugliness is the Lightning only had one chance and it they cashed in to tie the game on Saturday night!

What is your Good, Bad, Ugly of Week #1? Let us know in the comment section.

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