We’re not going to waste much time on a full recap here. Marc-Andre Fleury allowed three goals and deserved better.
The Hawks allowed three goals in the first period.
The Hawks allowed three goals in the second period.
The Hawks allowed “only” two goals in the third period.
Here’s your sugar coating on the shit.
Dylan Strome made his Blackhawks debut, beginning the night between his best friend, Alex DeBrincat, and Patrick Kane. He actually had a pretty good night in spite of the final result. He had a good scoring chance in the first period and scored his first goal with the Hawks in the second period. Strome also added an assist on Erik Gustafsson’s third period goal to give him two points in his first game as a home skater at the United Center.
Brendan Perlini also made his Hawks debut. He skated more than 12 minutes in the game and was credited with two hits and one shot on net. He was one of eight Chicago skaters who was at least minus-two in the game.
Gustav Forsling scored the Hawks’ first goal of the night, followed by Strome in the second and Gustafsson in the third.
The Blackhawks out-shot the Golden Knights 11-9 in the first period (but were outscored 3-0). In the 40 minutes that followed, with the Hawks trying, in theory, to fight their way back into a home game, Chicago was out-shot 34-13.
The players should be embarrassed. The front office should be held accountable. The fans were booing, and it’s only a matter of time until there are noticeable empty seats at the United Center where there were once fans lining up to pay double the face value of tickets to see a championship-caliber team.
Before the game the Hawks announced defenseman Brandon Davidson will miss 6-8 weeks.
MEDICAL UPDATE: Brandon Davidson underwent surgery today on his right knee. The surgery went well and further complications are not anticipated.
The expected recovery time is six-to-eight weeks. #Blackhawks
— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) November 28, 2018