Blackhawks vs. Blues results: Tyler Motte scores twice in 4-0 shutout win
Scott Darling stops all 18 shots in his second preseason start.
Tyler Motte scored twice and Scott Darling stopped all 18 shots he saw as the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the St. Louis Blues, 4-0, on Saturday at the United Center in Chicago.
Motte, who signed a three-year entry-level deal with Chicago after his junior season at Michigan, scored his first goal by redirecting Gustav Forsling’s shot with 29 seconds left in the second period. The 21-year-old made it 4-0 on a shorthanded breakaway with 39 seconds left in the game.
Always good to see new #Blackhawks getting on the scoresheet! Motte redirects Forsling's blast from the point. #TheFuture™️ pic.twitter.com/j2W1wzIojn— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) October 2, 2016
Tyler Motte's second goal of the game, this one coming shorthanded. pic.twitter.com/ATvvGuaIkw— Blackhawks Breakdown (@HawksBreakdown) October 2, 2016
The Hawks entered the game being outscored 0-5 after back-to-back shutout losses to Pittsburgh. Artemi Panarin broke the Hawks’ scoreless preseason streak off a one-timer from Patrick Kane. Coach Joel Quenneville had the duo split up early, but reignited the chemistry between the electric wingers. Kane sent a feed to Panarin, who rocketed a shot past former Hawks goaltender Carter Hutton at 12:36 of the middle frame.
Kane to Panarin for Chicago's first preseason goal. pic.twitter.com/tFINU55peq— Blackhawks Breakdown (@HawksBreakdown) October 2, 2016
Defenseman Michal Kempny tallied his first goal with Hawks with a blast from the point in the second for a 2-0 lead.
Get pucks to the net and good things happen. Take Michal's word for it! #Blackhawks pic.twitter.com/5SNjm8PmxE— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) October 2, 2016
Hutton allowed three goals on 26 shots in the first two periods. Jordan Binnington entered in relief and made 11 saves for the Blues.
The Hawks (1-2) are back in action at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit against the Red Wings for the first half of a home-and-home.