Game #1 vs LA Kings.
What a fantastic way to kick off the 2013 as the Hawks travel to LA and a rockin' hostile environment as the Kings were given their 2012 Stanley Cup Champion rings, once that ceremony ended so did the last cheers of the day for the LA faithful as the Hawks came out swinging for the fences and a feverous tone to set the game with 3 early goals in the 1st period and that was all they needed, GAME OVER! Quite obvious the LA cup hangover was in full effect. 5-2 Hawks
Hossa had 2 goals, Kane, Toews and Folik also tallied for the Hawks.
Hawks killed off all Kings PK's ( 5 for5) Last year Hawks PK was 27th in the league.
The Hawks defense was tremendous today and Patrick Kane was the best player on the ice overall, he was all over the place, on a mission!
Crawford made 19 saves on 21 shots. .905 sv%. He made all the right saves, one goal was a screen goal ( he had no chance) and the other he got knocked down just before the goal ( kinda flukey )
On a down note, Daniel Carcillo is hurt again ( LBI ) it appeared he was holding his hip. Don't expect it to be his knee again. Quennville did indicate that he is " going to miss some time"
All in all a great great first win of the season for the Hawks on the road vs defending champs! Losing Carcillo for a length of time will hurt depth, but Hawks have plenty of depth.
Very excited after this win!!