Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks raised their 6th Stanley Cup banner on Wednesday night, but for the 2nd time out of three chances the Blackhawks lost their home opener when they raised a Stanley Cup banner.
The Blackhawks were a little sluggish in the first period which is sort of expected, and in the end it cost them 2 points, but that’s why you play 82 games a season. It’s much better to lose your first game of the season than lose your last playoff game.
It’s just always a real deflator when there is all of these great expectations from the banner raising to seeing all the great pre-game hoopla, and then get scored on in the first two minutes and ultimately dig yourself a 3-1 hole that you can’t recover from.
The good thing about expectations and an 82 game season is that you get right back at it sooner than later, and on Friday night the Chicago Blackhawks can try to notch the first ever win in Brooklyn. Until then here are some morning links to kick off your Thursday morning.
If you missed it here is the replay of the Stanley Cup Banner raising ceremony (NHL)
Here is the Stanley Cup memory video that played right before the banner went up to the rafters (Blackhawks)
Artemi Panarin was the biggest star and showed a lot of promise in the Blackhawks season opener (CSN)
And oh by the way the New York Rangers held on for a 3-2 victory despite a late controversial whistle by the referee (Madhouse Enforcer)
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The All-Star Weekend is in Nashville this year, and of course more logo’s were revealed for the weekend festivities (On the Forecheck)
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The San Jose Sharks offense took a big bite out of the LA Kings on opening night (Pro Hockey Talk)
The Dallas Stars have struggled in home openers, how can they fix that this season (Blackout Dallas)