The Flames took a late lead heading into the intermission thanks to a power-play goal by Jay Bouwmeester off a rebound in the slot. Michael Frolik took a four minute high-sticking penalty to give the Flames the man-advantage chance. Bouwmeester scored with just 1:04 left in the period.
The Hawks didn’t have many good scoring chances in the middle 20 minutes and Miikka Kiprusoff stopped the few they had. Jamal Mayers had a good look late in the period, but Kiprusoff didn’t give up a rebound on the hard shot.