Instant reaction: Blackhawks drop season opener to Flyers in Prague

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FINAL SCORE:

Flyers 4, Blackhawks 3

Snap judgments:

— The first period was fairly even between the two teams. The second period is where the Blackhawks dug themselves in a hole when they were outshot 16-7 and allowed 20 scoring chances, according to Natural Stat Trick, and they couldn't recover.

— The Blackhawks were near the bottom of the league last season in both shots against and high-quality shots against. They want to get better in both areas and they weren't able to do it in their season opener. They allowed 38 shots on goal, 31 scoring chances and 12 high-danger chances at 5-on-5.

Three stars:

1. Flyers C Travis Konecny, — Two goals, three shots on goal and two takeaways in 16:41 of ice time

2. Blackhawks RW Patrick Kane — One goal, two assists and two shots on goal in 21:28 of ice time

3. Flyers LW Michael Raffl — Game-winning goal in the third period

Must-see highlights:

— Konecny's second-period goal:

— Kane's late goal in the third period:

What's next:

The Blackhawks return to Chicago, where they will host the San Jose Sharks on Thursday, Oct. 10 in their home opener at 7:30 p.m. CT on NBC Sports Chicago.

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