Before scoring, the Hawks earned a four-minute power play when Jimmy Hayes was high-sticked by Riley Sheahan, playing in his first NHL game. They did little with the power play, where they continue to struggle. The Wings had a power-play chance as well but failed to score.
Late in the period, the Hawks announced goalie Ray Emery had agreed to a one-year contract extension. He was set to become a free agent on July 1.