First-period wrap: Hawks 1, Rangers 1

NEW YORK -- The Chicago Blackhawks and New York Rangers are tied 1-1 after the first period at Madison Square Garden.

The pace was up-tempo from the beginning and both goaltenders made saves on quality scoring chances, but the Hawks broke through first on a power-play goal by Tomas Kopecky late in the period. After Rangers forward Erik Christensen took a lazy high-sticking penalty, Kopecky was able to tip in a Duncan Keith shot as the Hawks showed good patience and puck movement with the man advantage.

With just 20 seconds left in the period, the Rangers responded on a goalmouth tally by Brandon Dubinsky, who escaped Patrick Sharp’s coverage in the slot.

Sharp missed on a breakaway chance earlier in the period and Marty Turco made a point-blank save on Brian Boyle as the teams played a fairly even opening 20 minutes.

Brian Campbell played 5:40 in his first action of the season after recovering from a knee injury suffered in the preseason.

The Hawks had 13 shots in the period while the Rangers had seven.