The Chicago Blackhawks dominated most of Saturday night's game. They out shot the Tampa Bay Lightning 39-16, while holding the Lightning without a shot until a minute into the second period. But it wasn't enough. After the Blackhawks took a 2-0 lead, the Lightning came storming back and tied it up, sending the teams to overtime. Overtime was played and nothing was settled so it was off to a shootout. After three rounds of shooters, it was the Lightning who came out on top to take the 3-2 victory on the night. Sure, the Blackhawks still recorded a point in the standings, but it hurts to let a game like that slip away.
Here are a few notes from the game:
- The Blackhawks penalty killing unit continues to be a cause for concern as the Lightning converted on their only power play attempt.
- Blackhawks forwards Patrick Kane and Brandon Saad found the back of the net for the second straight game. Both players have also showed a good all around game by helping out in the defensive end.
- Teddy Purcell and Martin St. Louis were the goal scorers for the Lightning.
- This was the second time the Blackhawks held a team without a shot in a period – the other coming in 1946 against the Detroit Red Wings.
- Ben Bishop got the win for the Lightning on his way to stopping 37 of 39 shots. Corey Crawford, who wasn`t tested often, stopped 14 of 16 shots for the Blackhawks and let in two goals during the shootout.
The Blackhawks (1-0-1) will now head to St. Louis as they take on the Blues on Wednesday, October 9.
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