A new Blackhawks tradition this season in the puck chain. After a win, the team awards a giant hockey puck secured on a hefty gold chain to the player who made the biggest difference in the game.
“Good win, guys, the moms will be fired up,” Bedard said, referencing that most of the players’ moms were in attendance for the team’s biennial “mom’s trip.”
This marked the forward’s first career multi-point game, but that was just the tip of the iceberg on an historic evening for No. 98.
Bedard registered three points in the first period of the game alone, with two goals and an assist on his ledger before the first 20 minutes were up.
He then added a fourth point with an assist on Corey Perry’s second period power play goal, giving the Blackhawks a 5-2 lead.
Bedard is also the youngest player to ever score two goals and register two assists in a game in NHL history.
Finally, Bedard was the first Blackhawks rookie to register four points in a game since Alex DeBrincat achieved the feat in 2018.
Bedard had an opportunity to become the youngest player in NHL history to score a hat trick, but was denied on several good chances later in the contest.
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