It’s become a badge of honor, almost, for its members. The Blackhawks penalty kill has become a great example of shut-down hockey, of special teams at their best.
Bryan Bickell finished with a sliding backhand, a shot not normally in his repertoire. Viktor Stalberg, received a great pass from Johnny Oduya and sent another nice one Bickell’s way.
The emotions were high, a byproduct of the postseason beginning and especially beginning it at home.
The Blackhawks recalled goaltender Carter Hutton from Rockford on Thursday morning.