Richard Panik

Blackhawks off to a blistering start with 10-1 rout of defending champs Penguins

Blackhawks off to a blistering start with 10-1 rout of defending champs Penguins

The onslaught came without warning and it didn't give you much time to catch your breath or rest your voice from singing the last few bars of "Chelsea Dagger."

It started with Patrick Kane dishing one of the prettiest passes you will see from him and ended with Brandon Saad, one of two Blackhawks prodigal sons, scoring his second goal on his way to a hat trick.

After an offseason of changes and questions surrounding a limp first-round playoff sweep, the Hawks made an emphatic statement Thursday night at the United Center with a spectacular four goals in 2 minutes, 55 seconds in the first period of their 10-1 opening victory against the two-time defending champion...

30°