The Blackhawks continue to surprise

Blackhawks continue to surprise

BETTING À DAY

Much like the Montreal Canadiens, the Blackhawks are off to a start to the season that exceeds expectations. The Chicago team has a positive record after five games by virtue of a 5-4 victory over the Seattle Kraken on Sunday at the United Center. 

The “Hawks (3-2-0) gave up nothing to extract this gain from the youngest organization on the circuit. They erased 2-0 and 4-3 losses and struck twice in the third period.

Center Jason Dickinson scored the game-winning goal in the third period, just 13 seconds after the goal Tyler Johnson's equalizer.

Acquired from the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2021, the veteran Johnson is entitled to a second wind with the Illinois team and is used in all sauces by the coach- Chief Luke Richardson. After collecting three assists in the first four games, he scored twice in today's duel.

The hosts' special teams were also crucial to the visitors' success. Jujhar Khaira hit the target shorthanded, while Max Domi and Johnson hit the bull's eye on hard attack.

This is Domi's third success this season. The former Montreal Canadiens plays in the center of the first line, between Andreas Athanasiou and Patrick Kane.

Jared McCann, Andre Burakovsky, Matty Beniers and Vince Dunn pierced the armor of Alex Stalock in the defeat for the Kraken (2-3-2). With his second goal of the season, Beniers joined Shane Pinto for second in National League rookie scoring with five.