The Chicago Blackhawks have one of the worst rosters in the National Hockey League. For that reason, a lot of people expect them to be amongst the bottom teams in the league. However, pieces of paper with names on them don’t play the games.
The Hawks are now 3-2-0 after defeating the Seattle Kraken on Sunday afternoon. They went down 2-0 early in the game but they found a way to come back and make it a game for the entire time.
They were down 4-3 with less than 10 minutes to go in regulation. They had some clutch scoring come through and they had two goals in 13 seconds to take a 5-4 lead. That would hold as the final score of the game. It was an outstanding performance.
When they were down 2-0, Jujhar Khaira scored a short-handed goal to get them back in the game. The Hawks have had a magnificent penalty kill to start the season in terms of scoring. They only rank 26th in the league as they are at 70.6 percent but they have now scored four shorties.
The Chicago Blackhawks are having an interesting start to the 2022-23 season.
That moment paved the way for a big comeback win. Tyler Johnson paved the way by scoring his first two goals of the season. He was named the number-one star of the game for his efforts. After the injury trouble that he dealt with in 2021-22, this is a much better start.
It was nice to see Patrick Kane have two assists in this one as the second star of the game. He deserved that honor and the points are finally starting to come for number 88.
Jason Dickerson scored the game-winning goal as the second of those two goals scored 13 seconds apart for the win. He has had a monster start to the year as a depth player on this team. He has accepted his role and is now executing it. Good for him.
The Blackhawks have the 2023 NHL Draft on their mind and that will certainly come into play by the end of the year. However, it is good to know now that this coach and this system works well with everyone bought in.
Although this season may take a turn soon, it is good to see them play well out of the gate. Getting this big win with contributions from everyone is really nice. Their next chance will come on Tuesday night when they take on a very good Florida Panthers team at home.