Patrick Kane scored the winning goal in the shootout and had two assists in regulation, lifting the Chicago Blackhawks to a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday night.
One of the major criticisms of the Chicago Blackhawks last season was a lack of grit and toughness, especially among the defenseman. And judging by the free agent signings of general manager Stan Bowman, that need has been addressed.
In only its fourth year of existence, the Chicago Blackhawks Convention has turned into a hot ticket. On Tuesday, the organization announced the scheduled appearances by current and former players to the sold out event this weekend.
July 1 marks the opening day of NHL free agency, and the Chicago Blackhawks got off to an active start, signing four players pretty early on.