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Chicago Express forward Kyle Lehman, right, celebrates a goal with teammates at 19:22 in the first period in home opener against Kalamazoo Wings at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates on Saturday, October 22nd.
  Chicago Express forward Kyle Lehman, right, celebrates a goal with teammates at 19:22 in the first period in home opener against Kalamazoo Wings at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates on Saturday, October 22nd.
George Leclaire | Staff Photographer
A lengthy fight breaks out between Chicago Express forward Bobby Robins, right, and Kalamazoo Wings right wing Darryl Bootland early in the first period in the Express home opener at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates on Saturday, October 22nd.
  A lengthy fight breaks out between Chicago Express forward Bobby Robins, right, and Kalamazoo Wings right wing Darryl Bootland early in the first period in the Express home opener at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates on Saturday, October 22nd.
George Leclaire | Staff Photographer
A lengthy fight continued between Chicago Express forward Bobby Robins, left, and Kalamazoo Wings right wing Darryl Bootland after the two fell to the ice and got back up at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates on Saturday, October 22nd.
  A lengthy fight continued between Chicago Express forward Bobby Robins, left, and Kalamazoo Wings right wing Darryl Bootland after the two fell to the ice and got back up at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates on Saturday, October 22nd.
George Leclaire | Staff Photographer
Chicago Express gift shop was crowded before the home opener against Kalamazoo Wings at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates on Saturday, October 22nd.
  Chicago Express gift shop was crowded before the home opener against Kalamazoo Wings at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates on Saturday, October 22nd.
George Leclaire | Staff Photographer
Ian McKittrick, 10, left, and his brother Cal, 8, of Geneva play one of many types of hockey games for kids at Chicago Express home opener in Hoffman Estates on Saturday, October 22nd.
  Ian McKittrick, 10, left, and his brother Cal, 8, of Geneva play one of many types of hockey games for kids at Chicago Express home opener in Hoffman Estates on Saturday, October 22nd.
George Leclaire | Staff Photographer
Patrons enter the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates for the Chicago Express home opener against Kalamazoo Wings on Saturday, October 22nd.
  Patrons enter the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates for the Chicago Express home opener against Kalamazoo Wings on Saturday, October 22nd.
George Leclaire | Staff Photographer
A sign above a door in the tunnel at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates.
  A sign above a door in the tunnel at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates.
George Leclaire | Staff Photographer
Fans at Chicago Express home opener make a wave at Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates on Saturday, October 22nd.
  Fans at Chicago Express home opener make a wave at Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates on Saturday, October 22nd.
George Leclaire | Staff Photographer
Chicago Express defenseman Evan Stephens brings the puck from behind the net against Kalamazoo Wings forward Bryan Haczyk at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates on Saturday, October 22nd.
  Chicago Express defenseman Evan Stephens brings the puck from behind the net against Kalamazoo Wings forward Bryan Haczyk at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates on Saturday, October 22nd.
George Leclaire | Staff Photographer
Joshua Pavelko, 8, of Crystal Lake, signs up for the chuck-a-puck before the Chicago Express home opener Hoffman Estates on Saturday, October 22nd.
  Joshua Pavelko, 8, of Crystal Lake, signs up for the chuck-a-puck before the Chicago Express home opener Hoffman Estates on Saturday, October 22nd.
George Leclaire | Staff Photographer
Chicago Express mascot Trax, named by Kathy Hare in a contest, greets fans for the home opener at the Sears Centre.
  Chicago Express mascot Trax, named by Kathy Hare in a contest, greets fans for the home opener at the Sears Centre.
George Leclaire | Staff Photographer
Chicago Express Aaron Marvin and Kalamazoo Wings Kory Karlander face off at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates on Saturday, October 22nd.
  Chicago Express Aaron Marvin and Kalamazoo Wings Kory Karlander face off at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates on Saturday, October 22nd.
George Leclaire | Staff Photographer
Chicago Express forward Kyle Lehman, right center, is mobbed by teammates after scoring a goal at 19:22 in the first period in home opener against Kalamazoo Wings at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates on Saturday, October 22nd.
  Chicago Express forward Kyle Lehman, right center, is mobbed by teammates after scoring a goal at 19:22 in the first period in home opener against Kalamazoo Wings at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates on Saturday, October 22nd.
George Leclaire | Staff Photographer
Chicago Express change lines in home opener against Kalamazoo in Hoffman Estates on Saturday, October 22nd.
  Chicago Express change lines in home opener against Kalamazoo in Hoffman Estates on Saturday, October 22nd.
George Leclaire | Staff Photographer
Chicago Express forward Bobby Robins, left, landed several punches in a lengthy fight with Kalamazoo Wings right wing Darryl Bootland in the first period at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates on Saturday, October 22nd.
  Chicago Express forward Bobby Robins, left, landed several punches in a lengthy fight with Kalamazoo Wings right wing Darryl Bootland in the first period at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates on Saturday, October 22nd.
George Leclaire | Staff Photographer
The Express train gives kids a ride through the lobby of the Sears Centre before the Chicago Express home opener in Hoffman Estates on Saturday, October 22nd.
  The Express train gives kids a ride through the lobby of the Sears Centre before the Chicago Express home opener in Hoffman Estates on Saturday, October 22nd.
George Leclaire | Staff Photographer
Chicago Express defenseman Darcy Campbell enters the ice for the home opener against Kalamazoo Wings Sears.
  Chicago Express defenseman Darcy Campbell enters the ice for the home opener against Kalamazoo Wings Sears.
George Leclaire | Staff Photographer
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