The Hawks continued a trend of mediocre play in opening periods, giving up 13 shots to a team that averages just eight in first periods this season. They scored on two of them, one on the power play after Kyle Okposo put in a rebound when Niklas Hjalmarsson lost track of him. Later, Matt Moulson shot a quick one by Corey Crawford who looked like he didn’t see the puck go by.
The Hawks got on the board after a great rush by their fourth line when Dan Carcillo found Sean O’Donnell in the middle of the ice. O’Donnell moved to his right but dropped the puck back to his left where Andrew Brunette buried it.
The Hawks were sloppy in their own end and the power-play goal they gave up came after a too many men on the ice penalty. Overall, it was a bad first period for the Hawks.