After a collision with Kings defenseman Drew Doughty on Saturday, Daniel Carcillo will be sidelined for the next month. However his injury provides a big opportunity for 20-year old Brandon Saad.
From Raffi Torres' brutal hit on Marian Hossa to the Coyotes eliminating the Blackhawks from the playoffs, tonight's matchup between the two teams is one all of Chicago has been waiting for.
Highlights from the Blackhawks' 5-2 victory over the Kings in the season opener in Los Angeles Saturday afternoon.
The Blackhawks scored on their power play of the season and stopped all five of the Kings' power play chances en route to their 5-2 victory Saturday afternoon.
Blackhawks forward Daniel Carcillo suffered a lower-body injury during the third period against the Kings and after the game Joel Quenneville stated, Carcillo is "going to miss some time.'"
The Blackhawks never backed down during Saturday's season opener against the defending Cup champion Kings on the road. Marian Hossa, Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews and Michael Frolik all scored for Chicago.
Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews got the green light to play in the team's season opener against the Kings after suffering the flu, but Brandon Saad is "not likely" to do the same.
The Blackhawks are kicking off their season on the road against the Kings. CSNChicago.com and NBCSports.com will provide a live stream of today's matchup, beginning at 2:00 CT.
After two seasons of many personnel changes, the Blackhawks made very few moves this offseason, which has led to familiarity in the locker room.