Ben Smith said he wanted to capitalize on his Tuesday night performance, which resulted in a goal. He did that on Thursday.
The hit Chicago defenseman Michael Kostka took on Tuesday has kept him off the ice for a few days. The player who hit him will be absent a while himself.
Patrick Sharp scored late in the second period, and
After Patrick Sharp gave the Blackhawks their first goal of the preseason, Ben Smith added to that lead a little over a minute later.
After a slow start to Tuesday's preseason opener, Patrick Sharp got the Blackhawks on the scoreboard at the 16:37 mark in the second period.