The Hawks are not off to a hot start. Just 10 minutes into this game, we knew it was going to be a hot mess.
To start this game the Hawks got scored on 3 times in the first 9 minutes. Of all people Jack Johnson was the first to score on the Hawks just 4:26 into the game on the breakaway. Gabe Landeskog added one of his own a minute later from an Erik Johnson shot. Then at 9:34 Bowen Byram scored his first NHL goal. Dominik Kubalik at least got us one on the power play but overall a horrible start for the Hawks. The Avs outshot us 18-8 in just the first 20, we couldn’t keep the puck, we were running into each other, it was a mess.
The second period was not much better to the Hawks. Colorado had 31 scoring chances while the Hawks only had 14 by this point. The Hawks did lessen that gap on the shot clock by registering 13 shots. The Avs scored again in this period, 16:12 in to make it 3-1. Our only shining star was Kirby Dach who had multiple shots on goal and was keeping play moving.
The third was much of the same. Connor Murphy did score to get this game 4-2 with 4:29 left in the game. Landeskog had a cheap shot on Dach who was on his knees, which resulted in a power play for the Hawks. Nothing came of it but it got the juices flowing and they looked alright. For the most part, there was no organization to the Hawks, they looked out of their depth out there. Of course Colorado is loaded, they’re one of my top teams and they’re going to in the Cup sooner than later, so losing to them wasn’t a massive shock. Regardless of that, I wanted this team to look a lot better headed into the season. I thought Dach was our shining star, as I said earlier. He played 18:59, had 5 shots on net, with 1 hit, and 1 takeaway. He’s ready to go, we need all the Hawks to get to that level.
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