The Chicago Blackhawks entered Sunday’s NHL games in fourth place in the Western Conference. Not a bad setting for a team that’s struggled to find its offense.
Bryan Bickell grabbed the loose puck, waited, slid to a more open spot, waited, then slid the puck past Toronto goaltender Jonathan Bernier for the 1-0 lead.
Dave Bolland walked into the United Center’s visiting locker room, prompting the inevitable strange feelings for the former Chicago Blackhawks center.
It’s more of the Eastern Conference tonight for the Chicago Blackhawks, and a reunion with an old friend when they host the Toronto Maple Leafs at the United Center.