In less than two minutes, the Chicago Blackhawks did all the damage they needed to do.
Brandon Saad had two goals and an assist and Dave Bolland scored twice in the Chicago Blackhawks' 7-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday.
''Especially these early games, it's nice to get off to a good start,'' Saad said. ''We got a couple of bounces and got a couple of goals, and it was nice to play with the lead.''
Jonathan Toews added a goal and two assists, and Jeremy Morin and Nick Leddy, also scored for Chicago. Cory Crawford made 33 saves.
''Contributions from everybody. It certainly helps when you get a quick start like that right off the bat,'' Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said.
Cory Emmerton scored Detroit's goal. Jimmy Howard was pulled in favor of Jonas Gustavsson early in the second period. Gustavsson made nine saves.
Chicago led 3-0 at the end of the first period after scoring on its first three shots in a 1:39 span in the game's first 4-1/2 minutes.
Morin, who w...