Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 10/9/11
  After a lackluster effort on Friday night in the Lone Star State, the Chicago Blackhawks came out with guns blazing on United Center ice Saturday and rolled over the Dallas Stars 5-2 for their first victory of the season. Dave Bolland scored twice, and Jonathan Toews, Patrick Sharp, and Andrew Brunette also added goals for the victorious Hawks, and Corey Crawford made 19 saves in his second start in two nights. The Hawks got the scoring started early in the first period, as Brunette cashed in on some beautiful puck movement on the power play and tapped home a rebound. In the second period, Bolland sniped a shot past Andrew Raycroft to make it 2-0, and then Toews scored a breakaway goal after coming out of the penalty box to make it 3-0. Vernon Fiddler responded a minute later, however, to make it 3-1 Hawks, and that’s how it stayed until intermission. Patrick Sharp struck on a 2-on-1 break early in the third period to make it 4-1. Sheldon Souray scored a power play tally to make ...
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