Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Northern Offensive

TORONTO, ON - MARCH 18: Morgan Rielly
TORONTO, ON - MARCH 18: Morgan Rielly /

Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks play their first game on the road this season when they travel north of the border to play Toronto and Montreal on back to back nights. 

The Chicago Blackhawks are the highest scoring offense in the Western Conference after two games with 15 goals in two games, and the Toronto Maple Leafs are the highest scoring team in the Eastern Conference with 15 goals scored in two games.  For a real early season treat the Chicago Blackhawks and Toronto Maple Leafs play in their third games of the year respectfully with a test to see whose offense is the best.

The Chicago Blackhawks will be missing Nick Schmaltz who has had to leave both of the first two games of the season early with different injuries.  The thing is that 2nd line has been lethal with both Ryan Hartman and Patrick Kane leading the team in points with 6.

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The best part of the season so far has been how great it is to see Brandon Saad on the ice once again wearing a Blackhawks jersey.  He started the season with a hat trick, and on Saturday night Saad picked up a goal and an assist.  He does everything right on both ends of the ice, and it’s painfully obvious that he was a huge missing piece the past two seasons.

The Maple Leafs will be at home and can march out a fountain of youth of talent lead by Auston Matthews so this will not be an easy win like the first two wins were for the Blackhawks.  It’s gameday and that is very exciting!

Here are some morning links to kick off your work week! 

If you missed it watch Pat Foley’s interview of Eddie Olczyk (Blackhawks)

Alex DeBrincat hasn’t scored yet, but the coaching staff likes what they see of him (Tribune)

The Hawks look good so far, but how good are they going to be (Hockey Buzz)

If you haven’t been to the United Center yet this season, there is a new bag policy (Madhouse Enforcer)

10 Reasons why the Chicago Blackhawks can still win another Stanley Cup (CBS Chicago)

Quietly, Corey Crawford is off to a fast start (CSN)

Fact or Fiction on storylines around the NHL (Bleacher Report)

Jaromir Jagr surprises the Traveling Jagr’s on Live TV (Sporting News)

Brayden Schenn is proving doubters wrong early on (Bleedin Blue)

Why Stars fans shouldn’t panic after loss to Las Vegas (Blackout Dallas)

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Peter Forsberg stats the Avalanche should bench and trade Matt Duchene (Pro Hockey Talk)