Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The regular season is back to it’s normal flow with Game #2 of the season tonight just two days after the Banner Raising Ceremony followed by the 3-2 loss to the New York Rangers and Henrik Lundqvist. Now the Chicago Blackhawks head to a new building they have never played before when they take on the New York Islanders in their new home in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center.
The new facility took a lot of heat during the preseason because it has a lot of bad sight lines including seats that cannot even see the goal, and in a tribute to old school stadiums has a lot of seats not facing the action properly, think of old baseball stadiums with seats behind polls.
Of course none of this matters to the Chicago Blackhawks tonight, they just will be looking to get their first victory of the season after dropping the first game. I know its one game in but 5 of the 7 teams in the division picked up two points in their season openers so let’s not let everyone get a huge jump on us right out of the gate.
It’s the second gameday of the season, and here are some morning links to kick off your Friday morning.
The Banner raising for the third time in 6 seasons did show that the Hawks Place in the NHL elite (ESPN Chicago)
Usually Friday night lights is reserved for high school football this time of year, but tonight its for Blackhawks hockey in Brooklyn (Blackhawks)
The expected Ville Pokka back to Rockford and Viktor Svedberg to Chicago move happened yesterday (Second City)
Trevor Daley is trying to pick up the Chicago Blackhawks defensive system as quick as possible (CSN)
Patrick Kane is trying to control the few things that he can control in his life right now (ESPN Chicag0)
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The Nashville Predators rookie Viktor Arvidsson scored his first NHL goal (On The Forecheck)
The Colorado Avalanche collapsed in the third period against the Minnesota Wild and turned a 4-1 lead to a 5-4 loss (Mile High Hockey)
The former Chicago Blackhawks defeated Phil Kessel and the Pittsburgh Penguins on opening night (Blackout Dallas)
Super rookie Jack Eichel scored his first NHL goal in the third period of the Sabres game (Pro Hockey Talk)
The St. Louis Blues blanked the other super rookie Conner McDavid last night (TSN)
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