Patrick Sharp celebrates his goal against the Dallas Stars with his teammates during the third period Sunday at the United Center in Chicago. The Blackhawks defeated the Stars 5-2.
Well, now 0-82 is off the agenda as well.
The Hawks won their opening game at the United/Continental Center, whatever that merger ended up being. And they did it in pretty dominating fashion, running out to a 4-1 lead before putting the car in neutral in the 3rd period. But for the first 40 minutes, the Hawks were rampant, out-shooting the Stars 25-9. They had the puck for a great majority of that time and caused havoc in Andrew Raycroft's crease. This was in opposition to Corey Crawford's, who generally had to deal with one shot and done. It's what it's supposed to look like.
Sam Fels is the proprietor of The Committed Indian, an unofficial program for the Blackhawks. You may have seen him hocking the magazine outside the United Center at Gate 3. The program is also available for purchase online. Fels is a lifelong 'Hawks fan and he also writes for Second City Hockey .