Highlights: Blackhawks fall 2-1 in sluggish comeback
By Chris Hine
In the second period, Blackhawks center Marcus Kruger had to take some time away from the ice while he attended to his face, which had just absorbed a blistering shot off the stick of Rangers center Brad Richards.
Kruger, who returned to the ice after making sure everything was still in its right place, certainly received his wake-up call as the Hawks played their first game back after the Olympic break.
Metaphorically speaking, the rest of the Hawks could have used a puck to the face Thursday night in a sleepy 2-1 loss to the Rangers at Madison Square Garden.