The Chicago Blackhawks skated into Anaheim taking on the not-so-mighty Anaheim Ducks after scratching out a point against the Los Angeles Kings two nights ago. Anaheim had not won a game in regulation yet this season and they would not disappoint again on Saturday. Chicago chased the puck most of the night, but lucked into with a 3–2 victory. The victory moves the Blackhawks to 6–5–5 on the season.
- The Blackhawks were a step slow to start the game, trailing 2–0 early and having been outshot 16–1 with eight minutes left in the first period. Chicago’s two goals before the end of the second period were registered to Jarred Tinordi and Filip Roos; both goals were the defenseman’s first goal of the season.
- Max Domi and Patrick Kane each had two assists. Both forwards were rewarded, and outside of Jonathan Toews, have been the two most effective forwards so far this yearly season at generating chances.
- Arvid Soderblom continued his excellent start to the season with a 38-save performance. Anaheim’s Troy Terry scored 19 seconds into the game, but Soderblom settled back in and kept his team in the game. Keep an eye on Kyle Davidson jumping at the chance to send down Soderblom as soon as he can to stop the Arvid bus that is ruining his plans for a high pick in the draft.
- The “most unlikely hero award” goes to Tinordi, as he scored his second goal of the game with just under four minutes left in the third period. At the time, Chicago was being outshot 40–22 but had found the back of the net three straight times. Tinordi doubled his career goal output in the game, as he entered the contest with two career goals in 122 games played.
The Blackhawks are back in action on home ice on Monday, as the Carolina Hurricanes drop the puck at 7:30 p.m. CST.