By Brad Vandenberk
With over 40 family and friends attending the Consol Energy Center, Brandon Saad better hope his game is better than his outing in Ottawa where he posted a minus-3. Sunday was Saad’s first regular season game in his hometown of Pittsburgh since turning pro with the Chicago Blackhawks.
This recent Eastern Conference road trip has not been kind to these Hawks going a disappointing 0-2. The return to the scene of the Cup win was not so eventful being manhandled 3-0. Then to Canada‘s capital to be embarrassed against one of the conference’s worst. Now to complete the trip it’s a Sidney Crosby versus Jonathan Toews match up.