All five goals in the game were scored on the power play, but not before an injury to Patrick Kane on his first shift put a damper on the mood in the arena.
Kane was spinning away from a check near the boards on the opposite side of the benches and fell awkwardly as Cory Sarich of the Flames was bearing down. Kane limped off with the help of the training staff and went immediately to the dressing room. His status for the rest of the game is unknown.
The Hawks got out to a 2-0 lead thanks to two power-play tallies, including one on a 5-on-3 opportunity. Bryan Bickell cashed in on the first one and then Dave Bolland scored on a goalmouth pass from Jonathan Toews to give the Hawks their first 5-on-3 score of the year. Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville used his timeout just before the 5-on-3 goal.
Calgary tied it up with scores from Jarome Iginla and Anton Babchuk late in the period. Then David Moss took a four-minute high-sticking penalty after nailing Jack Skille and the Hawks re-took the lead as Jonathan Toews put in a goalmouth scramble for his 12th of the year.