The puck had barely crossed into the Rangers’ zone when it was sent right back out again. It happened a few more times on that power play, as well as the ensuing one.
The Blackhawks knew they were going to miss a lot of things when they lost Patrick Kane (fractured left clavicle) for a few months.
At the beginning of the season coach Joel Quenneville was asked about the Blackhawks’ lack of scoring. It was early, and perhaps players were a little rusty. Quenneville wasn’t worried.
Bryan Bickell sat at his stall trying to catch his breath moments after going through a draining skate courtesy of assistant coach Mike Kitchen.