That did not take long. In just his second NHL game Connor Bedard netted his first goal in the NHL. On Wednesday night the Chicago Blackhawks took on the Boston Bruins which resulted in a 3-1 loss for the Hawks, despite the outcome, there is a lot to take away from the game for Chicago.
The Blackhawks came into Boston on Wednesday after a big comeback win against the Pittsburgh Penguins the night before to kick off the 2023-24 season. Despite falling behind 2-0 against the Penguins, the Hawks rallied to win 4-2 by the end of the night.
Going into Boston, it looked like anything was possible for the Hawks, while winning might not have been the expectation, playing a competitive game against the best team in the league last season was the goal.
Gotta See It: Connor Bedard scores first NHL goal for Chicago Blackhawks
It took a little over 65 minutes of hockey for Bedard to register his first goal in the NHL, and it was assisted by Taylor Hall and Ryan Donato, his two linemates. You can check out the goal right below.
After the game, Bedard shared his feelings about registering his first goal in the NHL,
"“You want to get one really bad, quick, and kind of get that out of the way. But it was really cool moment and cool building to do it in.”"
The Hawks would not register another goal on the night and eventually lose 3-1, but overall Chicago kept pace with a good Bruins team all night.
The Blackhawks are back in action on Saturday when the team heads to Canada to take on the Montreal Canadiens. This could be one of the team’s best tests as Montreal is another rebuilding team.
Unfortunately it did not take long for the Blackhawks to suffer an injury to start the season. Taylor Hall left the game and is rumored to be out week to week with an upper body injury. Before leaving the game Hall was hit by Brandon Carlo. The Blackhawks are currently tied with the Colorado Avalanche for the division lead in points with two, pay no attention to the fact that four of the eight teams have not played a game yet.