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Chicago Blackhawks: 3 Takeaways from Game 1 win against Oilers

Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)
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Chicago Blackhawks, Corey Crawford
Chicago Blackhawks, Corey Crawford (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images) /

3. Every win comes with some flaws

This game was good for the Blackhawks but it was not perfect. Corey Crawford looked a little rusty as he did give up four goals tonight. While I know he can not stop every shot some of those should not have gotten past him. The second goal happened because he was out of position, constantly tonight it looked like he lost his net, and we are going to need to see him play better.

Outside of Crawford, some other things need to get better. We need to see this team take fewer penalties. I mean a too many men on the ice penalty to start the game is never going to end well, and it did not today either as it ended with Connor McDavid putting Edmonton on the board first.

Edmonton scored on three out of their four power-play opportunities. That is not a recipe for success if you are Chicago. So moving forward no bad penalties. Speaking of bad penalties and bad calls, Chicago might be without one of their players for a game or two.

Not only do we still need to win two more games, but we might be doing it without one of our biggest players as Drake Caggiula might be facing some disciplinary actions after a hit in the game.

No matter what you think about the hit that Drake Caggiula put on Tyler Ennis, you can not deny that it was a little high. So I understand that maybe they want to walk through things with Caggiula and maybe keep him out a game as a punishment. If that is the case we will take the time to make sure some of our other players are up to pace, and it will just allow for someone else to take a bigger role late in the game.

While I am being a little negative right now whether it be with our bad penalties or bad goals against, make no mistake I am so happy to see this team get the win. Now, all we need to do is sit back and hope they can come back on fire again on Monday!

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