Thursday night mark the start of the NHL for the rest of the league. That means the Blackhawks got their Stanley Cup campaign underway on the road against the Dallas Stars. Of course the awful Thursday Night Football game was on (last night wasn’t so awful though). Last night featured the Indianapolis Colts and the Houston Texans. Oh, and Kobe Bryant played his second preseason game and continued to look great.
Hawks 3-2 win over the Stars:
The Stars out shot the Hawks 34-26 in the game. The Hawks grabbed a late lead in the first period off an odd-angled shot from Duncan Keith. The Stars scored two goals in the second period to take the lead 2-1. Patrick Sharp tied the game at two with under 10 minutes to go in the third. The game would go to a shootout and that’s where Patrick Kane rose to the occasion showing off his sick stick handling. Just watch as he undresses the goalie.
Colts 33-28 win over the Texans
The first five TNF games had a margin of victory of 29 points. TNF has sucked so hard this year. Last night it looked like it would be another route as Andrew Luck and the Colts put up 24 first-quarter points to the Texans’ goose egg.
Luck threw three td’s and T.Y. Hilton had nine catches and ran all over the Texans’ defensive for 233 receiving yards. J.J. Watt scored another touchdown, this time off a fumble recover that he housed a.k.a scoop and score. So if you’re counting, Watt has a receiving touchdown this year, a pick six and now a scoop and score. He is the first player to record that combination of scores in a season. So what did he do to celebrate? He did the nae nae dance.
Oh, Andre Johnson pulled in one of the best touchdown catches you will see this year.
In Kobe’s second preseason game, after missing all but six games last season from his achilles injury and later his broken leg, he scored 15 points on 5-11 shooting in 23 minutes of action. The Black Mamba took the rising star Steph Curry to school, picking his pocket and taking it to the rack for the dunk.
He also was back to hitting silky-smooth fadeaways in traffic.
Kobe may not be in his 2005 form, but the Black Mamba is back. It should be fun watching his last couple of years. #Legend