The Blackhawks weren't able to extend their second winning streak of the season on Thursday night, falling to the Ottawa Senators in the Canadian capital, 2-0. 

Chicago found themselves in a hole in the game's opening minute, allowing a Claude Giroux shorthanded goal 36 seconds into the contest. Parker Kelly added another goal for the home team off a deflected shot just over six minutes into the game, which proved to be the difference.

Petr Mrazek stopped 32 of the 34 shots (.941 SV%) he faced on the night in the loss.


  • Nikita Zaitsev made his return to Ottawa for the first time since being acquired by Chicago last season. The defenseman played six minutes of ice time in the first period before an injury sidelined him for the rest of the game.
  • Nick Foligno (5), Seth Jones (4) and Joey Anderson (4) brought the hits on Thursday night, combining for nearly half of the hits in the game for Chicago (13 of 27 total).
  • Andreas Athanasiou led the Blackhawks with four shots on goal in the game. 


  • "That's probably the complete opposite of the first period against Calgary. Credit to Ottawa. They out skated us and out worked us and they were the team that played and traveled last night. And we just didn't match that. I think we started play a little bit the second period in the third period, but we had a hard time getting on the inside. I just thought they had that a little more determination than we did tonight." Head coach Luke Richardson on the loss.

Recap of Blackhawks at Senators



The Blackhawks continue their a three-game road trip on Saturday in Philadelphia before returning home to open a weekend doubleheader on Saturday, April 6 against the Dallas Stars.


Donato on Opening Period

Korchinski on Possession

Richardson on Loss to Ottawa