Blackhawks home opener: Game photos & recap

After a four-month-long lockout and falling short early in the playoffs the last two seasons, Blackhawks fans couldn't be more excited. Not only are the committed Indians 3-0 after winning their home opener Tuesday night against the St. Louis Blues, but the team is playing it's best hockey.

One of the biggest question marks from last season was Corey Crawford. Well there seems to be a different number 50 out on the ice this year. Crawford is 2-0 in his first two starts and outplaying top goalies in the league such as Jonathan Quick (LA) and Brian Elliott (St. Louis). Tuesday night Crawford displayed some goalie Spidey sense unlike anything I've ever seen from him before.

The net minder who often had trouble making simple glove saves last year, seemed to know where the puck was at all times, and couldn't have been quicker defending the net. One of the goals Crawford let in blatantly came from a bad line change the coaches called as well.

Kane, Stalberg, and Seabrook scored for the Hawks in their 3-2 victory over the Blues. Seabrook's goal was deflected off his skate after a Duncan Keith slap shot on the power play.

If the Hawks continue to play this way there aren't many teams that can give them trouble. The last time they played this smart, tough, and fast as a team it was 2010. And we all remember what a great year that was...

The Blackhawks are back at the United Center Sunday against their long rival, the disintegrating Detroit Red Wings.

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