Dustin Byfuglien and Igor Makarov Shine on First Two Days of Blackhawks Camp

Michael WagnerSenior Analyst ISeptember 21, 2008

The Chicago Blackhawks' first day of camp got off to a bang with the first annual Chicago Blackhawks Fan Festival, in which fans got a chance to watch scrimmages, 3-3 hockey tournament, and a ton of fun.

In the first scrimmage of the day the Red team defeated the Black team, shouldered by newly signed Brian Campbell. Campbell scored the first goal of the game and also assisted on two goals.

In the second game Dustin Byfuglien put on a scoring clinic versus the new goaltender Cristobal Huet with two goals. His first was a heavy slap shot just inside the blue line which caught Huet by surprise. His second goal was a beautiful shot through traffic that Huet didn't even see coming.

Kyle Beach, the Blackhawks' first round pick, scored the first goal of the second game with a penalty shot. Beach was physical in his first professional training camp and showed why the Blackhawks took a chance on him at pick number eleven.

On day two it was Igor Makarov and Jonathan Toews who took over the show. Toews tallied an assist in the first game and two points in the second game (1 G, 1 A).

But it was Igor Makarov who was the most impressive. He was smart with the puck and was rewarded with two goals in the second game. Makarov is trying to solidify a spot on the Blackhawks second line after playing the last five years in Russia.

With the Blackhawks one day from their first scrimmage versus the Columbus Blue Jackets, there are still a ton of question marks on this roster and hopefully the preseason games will help fill those voids.