Connor Bedard explodes for 4 points in Blackhawks’ win over Tampa Bay

10 observations: Connor Bedard explodes for 4 points in Blackhawks’ win over Tampa Bay originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

TAMPA BAY — Following an impressive 5-3 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena, the Chicago Blackhawks showcased their rookie phenom’s talent.

Here are 10 observations from the win:

1. Connor Bedard had himself an absolute day. Bedard’s explosive performance included four points, two goals, and two primary assists — the youngest player to achieve a four-point outing since Bep Guidolin in 1944.

2. Bedard’s linemates Nick Foligno and Philipp Kurashev also made significant contributions. Foligno tallied three assists and Kurashev’s slick pass set up Bedard’s first goal.

3. Kevin Korchinski notched his first career NHL goal, an unexpected redirection that ultimately counted for the Blackhawks.

4. Following a players-only meeting after a recent game, the Blackhawks continued to demonstrate resilience by bouncing back from tough losses.

5. Corey Perry, welcomed warmly back by Tampa Bay, received a touching tribute and later scored a goal.

6. Taylor Raddysh faced off against his brother Darren for the first time in their NHL careers, adding to the night’s memorable moments.

7. Petr Mrazek’s standout performance in goal didn’t go unnoticed amidst the offensive outburst.

8. The Blackhawks felt the impact of several injuries, with players leaving the game early, including Taylor Hall, who appeared to suffer a significant injury.

9. Seth Jones stood out, logging almost 32 minutes of ice time, while Lukas Reichel faced strong opposition from Anthony Cirelli.

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