Brandon Saad’s eyes were probably as big as saucers when Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville told him he was jumping on the top line in the wake of Daniel Carcillo’s knee injury last season.
There are certain things the Chicago Blackhawks knew about Brandon Pirri entering this season.
Brandon Pirri took the slick feed from Marian Hossa and turned it into an equally slick goal. It was a nice exclamation point for a rookie, and a nice souvenir puck – if he can find it.
The Chicago Blackhawks mustered one point off the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night. But that was small consolation for the Blackhawks, and even less for their coach.