The Chicago Blackhawks got back into the win column Saturday night as they beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1. Coach Joel Quenneville continued to mix up the Blackhawks lines, going back to the combinations that worked throughout last year's regular season. The Blackhawks seemed ignited from the change, outshooting the Leafs 40-20. With the win, the Blackhawks now move to 5-1-2, whereas the Leafs fall to 6-3.
Here are some notes from the game:
- Leafs forward Dave Bolland made his return to Chicago as he squared off against his former team for the first time. It wasn't all bad for Bolland though as he received multiple standing ovations from the Blackhawks fans.
- Blackhawks forward Brandon Pirri recorded his second goal in his second straight game. Pirri had two points on the night in less than 10 minutes of ice time.
- Bryan Bickell opened the scoring with his first goal of the season. Bickell's goal showed great patience as he out-waited Leafs netminder Jonathan Bernier.
- Nazem Kadri was the goal scorer for the Leafs, converting on one of the team's five power play attempts.
- Blackhawks defenseman Michael Kostka also scored his first goal of the season. The goal was extra special for Kostka, who played for the Leafs last season.
The Blackhawks will now head to Florida where they will take on the Panthers Tuesday night. That game will begin at 6:30 pm CT.
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