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.
Brandon Pirri is in, and Michal Handzus will get a rest night on the back-to-back as the Chicago Blackhawks host the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night at the United Center.
Joakim Nordstrom had the understandable smile on his face when he came back into the Chicago Blackhawks’ locker room. Those first career NHL goals will have that effect on you.