Oct 1, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; A general view as fans hold glow sticks during a pregame ceremony raising the 2013 Stanley Cup championship banner to the rafters before the game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

Around The Kingdom: Daily Links 10/2/13


How good did that feel? Meaningful hockey returned last night and it did not disappoint. The marquee event came from Chicago where the Blackhawks faced off against the Washington Capitals. The game opened with the Blackhawks’ raising their 2013 Stanley Cup Championship banner. It was a very well-organized and good-looking ceremony. The Blackhawks continued the celebrations as they went on to beat the Capitals 6-4.

On a side note, former King George Parros was hospitalized last night after he fell to the ice at the end of a fight. Parros’ face hit the ice and he was taken off the ice on a stretcher. Parros was released from the hospital this morning and I wish him a speedy and full recovery.

Links

- Martin St. Louis was named captain of the Tampa Bay Lightning. (Reddit)

- Parros was released from the hospital and is out indefinitely with a concussion. (Twitter)

- People are vandalizing Wayne Gretzky statues, that’s just not right. (ESPN)

Last Night’s Scores

Maple Leafs 4, Canadiens 3

Capitals 4, Blackhawks 6

Jets 5, Oilers 4

Highlight Of The Night

Here is video of the entire Blackhawks’ banner raising ceremony. Hopefully that is the Kings this time next year.

Tags: Los Angeles Kings