The Blackhawks’ streak of scoring the first goal in a game ended tonight. But they were able to tie the game up when a Jonathan Toews’ shot was actually redirected into the net by Kraken defenseman Jamie Oleksiak.
Keep that in mind, because then the wheels fell off, the flood gates opened, throw out a cliché because any and all apply here.
Try to keep up here…
9:30 — Matty Beniers scored to give Seattle a 2-1 lead.
10:46 — Jared McCann scored
12:08 — Andre Burakovsky scored
12:08 — Blackhawks pulled Petr Mrazek, who made one save on five shots against. Alex Stalock came in.
12:45 — Eeli Tolvanen scored on the first shot Stalock faced
13:11 — McCann scored again
For those keeping track, the Kraken scored SIX goals on their first SEVEN shots on net.
And, technically with Oleksiak tapping in Toews’ shot, they scored all seven goals in the first period.
When Stalock made a save, he received a standing ovation from a crowd at the United Center that partially started with a bar crawl though the building hours before the puck dropped. But hey, at least we can say we saw history, right?