Everyone knows that although the Chicago Blackhawks got off to a hot start in 2022-23, they are a rebuilding team that has a chance to be very bad this season. Things were always going to be tough against the Boston Bruins who entered Saturday as the top team in the NHL.
It certainly was tough as the Bruins beat the Blackhawks as badly as they’ve been beaten in a long time. Boston showed absolutely no mercy to Chicago on their home ice as they won the game 6-1 at TD Garden.
In the first period, the Bruins went up 1-0 thanks to a goal scored by David Pastrnak. It was a power-play goal that was scored right at the end of the man advantage as the Bruins had a hard time setting up but eventually prevailed.
In the second period, Patrice Bergeron scored to make it 2-0 a little while before Jonathan Toews scored a goal to cut the lead in half. These two have been two of the model centerman in the league for a very long time.
Within the final two minutes of the second period, both Jake DeBrusk and David Krejci scored a goal to get Boston’s lead up to 4-1. David Pastrnak and Taylor Hall then both scored in the third period to get the score to its final of 6-1.
The Chicago Blackhawks had absolutely no chance against the Boston Bruins.
Petr Mrazek was in the net for Chicago and he had no chance. It was kind of sad but the Hawks were outshot 43-18. Nobody ever said that being the goalie of this team was going to be an easy task this season. He isn’t an All-Star goalie by any means but this was far from his fault.
It was nice to see Jonathan Toews at least score a power play goal to keep his great season going. This was his eighth of the season and he still leads the entire NHL with a faceoff-win percentage of 65.09.
Following a tough loss like this, it is not easy to come back from the next day but that is what the Hawks will try to do when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins.
They will be retiring Marian Hossa’s number so it will be a special night at the United Center no matter what happens.
We can only hope that these guys at least are respectable on the big night honoring the former Blackhawks superstar. Saturday night sure wasn’t pretty for this Chicago Blackhawks team but not every game will be that bad.