The Chicago Blackhawks fell behind the Seattle Kraken 6–1 after one period of play on the way to an 8–5 defeat on home ice. The loss broke Chicago’s three-game winning streak and extended Seattle’s seven-game victory streak on the road.
- Goaltender Petr Mrazek surrendered four goals on five shots before being pulled midway through the first period of action. Alex Stalock did not stop the bleeding, allowing two quick goals himself as Chicago entered the first intermission trailing the Kraken 6–1. With the game out of reach early after forward Jonathan Toews’ only Chicago goal, the Blackhawks were playing for pride the rest of the night.
- Isaak Phillips scored his first career goal on a nifty backhand after jumping up on the rush from his defensive position to beat Seattle goaltender Martin Jones top-shelf. Phillips’ goal was the only highlight of the second period of play as Chicago saw the Kraken slowdown their attack. As fans look to the future, Phillips struggles in the defensive end with the speed of the NHL level but has a sense of when to jump into the offensive action.
- Seattle forward Jared McCann finished off his hat trick in the third period of play which garnered two lonely fans heaving their hats onto the ice. In something of a highly unusual scenario, the referee skated over to one of the hats and threw it back over the boards to its rightful owner. I guess when a new franchise like Seattle scores a hat trick on the road in front of a crowd that spent most of their time on their phones in the final frame.
- Chicago scored three goals in the third period, two on the power play, to make the game appear closer in the end. Max Domi scored the first goal of the period, only to have Seattle score two quick goals and take an 8–3 lead. Two late goals by the home team was the final action of the night as most fans were already in their cars on the way home.
Chicago has Sunday off of all activities before practicing on Monday to prepare for the Buffalo Sabres skating into town for a 7:30 P.M. (CST) puck drop on Tuesday night.