Stanley Cup Stories: Blackhawks roll over Red Wings

A certain Chicago Blackhawks player tried to impress his mother in his team's 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings, and San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres could face discipline yet again in Wednesday's top Stanley Cup stories.

Raffi Torres could face discipline again

Chicago Blackhawks centre Patrick Sharp celebrates his empty net goal against the Detroit Red Wings in Game 1. Sharp has nine points in the post-season. (Jim Young/Reuters)

A certain Chicago Blackhawks player tried to impress his mother in his team's 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings, and San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres could face discipline yet again in Wednesday's top Stanley Cup stories:

1. Patrick Sharp referred to the Blackhawks' 4-1 victory over the Red Wings as his team's "best game of the playoffs." Sharp had the empty-netter and two assists in the series opener, though you'd think that would be good enough for the winger's mom. Chicago dominated the final two periods, outshooting Detroit 36-14. And since Hawks netminder Corey Crawford wasn't too busy, defenceman Brent Seabrook tried his hand at some goaltending. Game 1 was the 800th meeting between the Original Six rivals — their 75th playoff matchup to be exact — on the 87th anniversary of both franchises entering the NHL. Game 2 goes Saturday afternoon (CBC, CBCSports.ca, 1 p.m. ET).

2. Raffi Torres has been here before. The San Jose Sharks forward is expected to have an in-person disciplinary hearing with the NHL on Thursday for this hit on Los Angeles centre Jarret Stoll in Game 1. Torres has a history of dangerous play, but has not slipped since serving a 21-game suspension for a head shot on Marian Hossa last post-season. Stoll is expected to miss Game 2 on Thursday (10 p.m. ET).

3. Before you accuse the Pittsburgh Penguins of sorcery for their superior power play, have a look at the all-time records they're chasing. Pascal Dupuis, Sidney Crosby and the gang aim to increase their special-teams production when they host the Ottawa Senators in Game 2 on Friday (CBC, CBCSports.ca, 7:30 p.m. ET).