The Chicago Blackhawks were smoked by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first two games of the season at the Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay, Florida. It had some people thinking that the Hawks were going to be the worst team in the league, especially after they went down to play the Florida Panthers in Sunrise and got smoked again. Well, since leaving Florida, it has been a great season for the Hawks. Going into this three-game set with the Lightning, it was hard to forget how the first two went but this team is different now.
The Chicago Blackhawks went 1-1-1 against the Tampa Bay Lightning in their three-game set.
The first of three games was probably as disappointing of an ending as you could see as a fan of the team on the wrong side. Victor Hedman’s shot was deflected by Alex Killorn and crossed the goal line with 0.1 seconds left on the clock in overtime. Boom, the Lightning win before the Hawks even have a chance in the shootout. It was one of the closest calls you will ever see.