The Chicago Blackhawks were off to a good start this season when they beat the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night. They wanted to make sure that they played well again in game two against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden.
Well, they got off to a good start as Connor Bedard’s first career NHL goal put them up 1-0. Two former Boston Bruins in Taylor Hall and Ryan Donato assisted on the goal. It was a great way for the kid to get his NHL career going.
Eventually, the Bruins tied it and took the lead. They then threw one into the empty net and won the game 3-1. The Hawks played like a good young team but Linus Ullmark showed why he was the Vezina Trophy winner last year as he only gave up the one to Bedard.
Hall, unfortunately, didn’t return to the game after sustaining an injury early in the second period. Eventually, during the game, the Hawks ruled him out for the rest of the match. That is obviously not something that you want to hear.
Taylor Hall is going to be missing from the Blackhawks for a little while.
It got even worse when head coach Luke Richardson confirmed that Hall is going to be out on a “week to week” basis. The Hawks are going to feel that loss as he was playing left wing on the top line with Connor Bedard.
The Blackhawks acquired Hall in a trade with the Bruins so that they could have a highly skilled player with this type of experience as Bedard was coming in. Hall has played with countless other first-overall picks in his career. Connor McDavid, Nico Hischier, and Jack Hughes stand out as the best three.
Bedard is going to be missing Hall early. However, the kid is a generational talent and needs to not let this get to his game. He is supposed to make other players better so we’ll see how this goes. There is still plenty of other experience in the lineup without Hall.
Taylor Hall has been far from an injury-free player in his career but now it would be nice to see him return healthy very soon. It was tough to see them lose him but that is hockey sometimes. It will be interesting to see how they respond.