The Chicago Blackhawks are very excited to have Connor Bedard in the mix. He is one of the most hyped-up prospects who ever lived and for good reason. The kid is truly special. He has the ability to change games which we are already seeing in the preseason.
On Tuesday, the Hawks took on the Detroit Red Wings again but this time it came at the United Center. When they played them at Little Caesars Arena last week, they were blown out. This time around, the Hawks played much better.
Chicago won the game 4-2 thanks to some good play from a few of their top players. For one, Corey Perry is slowly looking like he belongs in a Blackhawks sweater as he scored two goals in the game. One served as the game-winner too which is what Corey Perry does best.
Connor Bedard also put on another show which is something that Blackhawks fans need to get used to. He assisted on a goal scored by Connor Murphy during the second period which put the Hawks ahead 2-1.
Connor Bedard has his first goal of the Chicago Blackhawks preseason.
Later, tied at two, Bedard had an assist on a power play goal scored by Perry. That is the aforementioned goal that became the game-winner. Bedard also threw one into the empty net which secured the win for Chicago. It was a fantastic three-point night for him.
Speaking of three-point nights, Taylor Hall had one of his own. He had three assists in the contest which makes it clear that he is going to bring some offense as well. Hall seems to be the perfect running mate with Bedard at this stage.
There were other instances in the game where Bedard just looked like a wizard out there. It should be scary for every other team out there because this kid is coming and not many people are going to be able to stop him.
Although he didn’t seem so thrilled that his first preseason goal was an empty netter, a goal is a goal. He will score plenty of goals with a goalie in the net. Now that this milestone is off his back, he can just start preparing for the regular season.
Bedard and the Hawks do have just two more preseason games to go. They have the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night in Chicago and the St. Louis Blues on Saturday in St. Louis. You should expect to see number 98 at least one more time before games start to count one week from Tuesday.