History. On Opening Night, the Chicago Blackhawks brought out some of their greatest players and then gave fans a thrilling victory after the longest shootout in the history of the organization. The entire evening was filled with both the great history of the franchise and the immense pressure of the present. Fast forward 48 hours to Monday night. Most history from the young Blackhawks at the expense of their fansÆ blood pressure. It took five shots on goal and less than five minutes for starting goalie Cristobal Huet to find himself a warm seat in the locker room. Huet allowed three of those first five shots to reach the net, despite coach Joel Quenneville using his timeout after two. Quenneville saw enough, and made a change that a capacity crowd, of which I was a part, appreciated. In ...
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