The Chicago Blackhawks stopped in Las Vegas last night for game two of the 2022–23 season. The final score was 1–0 in favor of the Golden Knights, but all is not bad. Here are your post-game one-timers:
— Goaltender Alex Stalock made 36 saves on 37 shots, which should be more than enough to win. The only goal he gave up was a wicked shot on a 2-on-1. This one is on the Blackhawks’ offense.
— Speaking of offense, the Blackhawks had 27 shots on Vegas goalie Logan Thompson, which should have generated at least one goal. Props to the letfy in the Vegas net.
— The Blackhawks had their chances. Andreas Athanasiou had a breakaway, and there were quality chances from Tyler Johnson, Connor Murphy, Taylor Raddysh, and several others.
— The Blackhawks did not give up any more power-play goals after giving up four the night before in Colorado.
— Chicago led in face-off percentage, this time by a more slim margin at 51%.
— Those baby-poop colored Vegas jerseys stink.
The Blackhawks will have today off to travel to San Jose, California, to face the Sharks on Saturday night. Puck drop is scheduled for 9 p.m. CDT.