The Chicago Blackhawks won their opening game by scoring six goals. Maybe there's something in the water in Chicago as two of their former teammates each scored two goals for their new teams. Forward Dave Bolland scored two goals, including the game winner, for the Toronto Maple Leafs Wednesday night as he led them to a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers. Forward Michael Frolik, now of the Winnipeg Jets, also scored two goals to go along with the game winner, in a 5-4 victory over the Edmonton Oilers Tuesday night. Both players are off to great starts for their new teams and have the fans excited about their acquisition in the offseason.
Even though Bolland and Frolik are off to a hot start, it's not all good for the former Blackhawks from last season. Forward Viktor Stalberg, now with the Nashville Predators, is out at least three weeks with a shoulder injury. Goaltender Ray Emery lost the goaltending battle to Steve Mason as Mason got the first start for the Philadelphia Flyers. Daniel Carcillo, now with the Los Angeles Kings, will make his season debut tonight, although it's unknown if he will get any playing time.
Bolland and Frolik won't be constant goal scorers, but they will definitely put together solid seasons for their new teams. Stalberg will provide the predators with his speed and scoring ability when he comes back healthy. Emery could possibly start the next game for the Flyers, due to Mason losing the season opener. Carcillo will be looked at as a scrappy player who can come into the game and be physical with the other team.
Congratulations to all the former Blackhawks and best of luck this upcoming season. Just try to take it easy on us when you play the Blackhawks.
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