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Blackhawks Mon Oct 13 2008

Hawks Roll Out Red Carpet for Home Opener

Prior to tonight's game against the Nashville Predators, the Blackhawks will host a red carpet event outside the United Center from 5 to 5:30pm, where players will be brought to the game in limos and introduced to the crowd as they enter the arena.

After losing their first two games by identical 4-2 scores against the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals Friday and Saturday, perhaps the team should forgo the glitz and glamour and focus on the grit and getting the puck in the net after going 0-8 on the powerplay so far?

As for the more important facet of tonight occurring on the ice, game time for the Blackhawks' home opener is at 7:30pm. While the game is expected to draw a sellout by puck drop, there are currently still tickets available. The Hawks are looking to avoid their first 0-3 in 11 years while trying to shore up a so-far non-existent front line offense and a defense that has been making too many costly mistakes in their own zone. With heightened expectations both within the organization and from a revitalized fanbase, the Hawks need to take advantage of an opening month schedule that finds them at home for six of their next eight games.

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