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Expanded Box Score: Penguins 5, Blackhawks 2 — October 16, 2021

Chicago Blackhawks

I’m going to make quick work of this one – like the Penguins did to the Blackhawks tonight – so that you can get on with your Saturday evening. I hear there’s a good baseball game tonight.

I’ll make this quicker than the first Penguins goal tonight. Or, quicker than Marc-André Fleury’s exit tonight. Or… never mind. I can do this all night, but I’ll spare you.

This game was an absolute disaster. I feel like screaming at the Blackhawks: STOP TURNING THE PUCK OVER IN YOUR ZONE! This team is in big trouble. They looked dazed and confused in all phases of the game. There’s really nothing in the way of silver linings to hang your hat on after this road trip, other than the fact that the road trip is over.

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One point. That’s all the Blackhawks (now 0-2-1) will head home with, out of a possible six points in this three-game road trip.

Thank goodness the third period flew by without a single whistle for the first 12:28.

Let’s take a look at the box score, and then flush this one and get ready for a much-needed homestand at the United Center starting Tuesday night.

You can find the complete box score here.



Author: Patrick K. Flowers

Patrick is a Staff Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @PatrickKFlowers.