The Hawks captain scored the game’s first two goals, including a shorthanded one, in their 5-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. He also assisted on Marian Hossa’s third-period goal.
Acquired at the trade deadline, Smith stepped into the Sharks’ lineup and scored a goal and an assist in their 4-0 whitewash of the Montreal Canadiens. Smith scored in the first period and assisted on Matt Irwin’s goal in the second.
Honorable Mention: Rick Nash scored his 38th. … Brandon Saad scored his 20th. … Alex Stalock made 20 saves for the shutout.
Did You Know? The Blackhawks are 21-0-0 when leading after 40 minutes.
Dishonorable Mention: Cam Ward was pulled after two periods after giving up four goals on 18 shots. … Chicago and Montreal weren’t given a power-play on Monday night. … Antoine Vermette and Kimmo Timonen went scoreless without a shot in their Blackhawks debut. … Shea Weber was a minus-4, while Mike Fisher was a minus-3.