The Chicago Blackhawks entered the Kirby Dach revenge game looking like the team Kyle Davidson wanted after surrendering a four-goal lead late against the Dallas Stars on Wednesday. Chicago had now lost five in a row, quieting early season fans that thought this could be a playoff team, before surrendering a 3–2 shootout loss today to make it six straight losses.
- The Blackhawks have given up the first goal in seven straight games. Connor Murphy gave away the puck at center ice after a soft pass was intercepted and ended up behind goaltender Arvid Soderblom. This is horrible hockey for even the most talented of teams and devastating to a team that is void of offensive talent.
- Caleb Jones scored his first of the season when he snuck backdoor and buried a shot past Canadiens goaltender Samuel Montembeault. Jones made an excellent read off of a Canadien turnover and gave Jason Dickinson an easy assist on the play. Jones’ goal will give the meatheads something to talk about to overshadow his horrible defensive play this season.
- Taylor Raddysh scored late in the third period on the power play to tie the game at 2–2 as Chicago outshot, and for the most part outplayed, the visitors. Raddysh banged home a rebound off a Kane shot from the point. Raddysh does not bring a ton to the table but is always willing to get into tough areas.
- Dach’s return to the United Center was a pretty uneventful affair until his shootout goal sealed the deal for Montreal. Dach’s change of scenery has been a great thing for him for 20 games, but it will be interesting to see if he does a disappearing act as the season trucks along. Maybe he is allergic to something on West Madison, or maybe he just had a bad game. Either way, now is a good reminder that Stan Bowman ruined his development in Chicago.
- With an assist today and a solid overall game, one could make the argument that Dickinson has been a solid overall player so far this season, and could make the argument to see more ice time in the future.
Chicago is back in action Sunday night as the Winnipeg Jets skate into town for a 6 p.m. CST puck drop.