After dropping back-to-back games, the Chicago Blackhawks managed to eke out a 2-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators Sunday night.
Blackhawks goaltender Scott Darling, 25, made his NHL debut as Corey Crawford continues to recover from an upper-body injury. Darling took the long route to the NHL as he went through stints in the Southern Professional Hockey League, East Coast Hockey League, and Central Hockey League along the way. However, he stood tall when finally given the opportunity to play at the highest level, turning aside 32 of 33 shots tonight.
This was also a big night for Patrick Kane, who picked up an assist on Jonathan Toews’ opening goal. For Kane, that was his 500th point in just 523 games:
Milan Michalek tied it up at 7:08 of the second period, but Brent Seabrook responded by scoring what would ultimately be the game-winning goal.
Chicago improved to 5-2-1 this season while Ottawa is now 4-2-1. The two squads will have a rematch on Thursday.