Blackhawks European Recap

Patrick KaneThe Blackhawks head back to North America with a 1-0-1 record after two well played games.

Offensively, the Hawks looked solid against a good Florida Panthers team. Patrick Kane led the way with two goals and two assists. Patrick Sharp and Dustin Byfuglien also scored two goals and had an assist, while Brent Seabrook added three assists.

Brian Campbell was the fourth Blackhawks player to score a goal in Helsinki, and he also had an assist. Kris Versteeg also had two points on the trip, with two assists. Duncan Keith, Dave Bolland and Niklas Hjalmarsson also had assists.

In goal, Cristobal Huet left a lot to be desired in the shoot-out loss Friday when he blew three separate leads in teh 4-3 loss. On Saturday, Antti Niemi shut Florida out, stopping all 23 shots he faced.

Equally important as the Blackhawks strong performances, the Detroit Red Wings lost two games, also played overseas, to start their season.


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