The Hawks opened the scoring as their newly-created fourth line got on the board first. Fernando Pisani kicked a feed from Duncan Keith to his stick then made a nice drop pass, behind him, to Jake Dowell who headed to the net. His shot deflected off a Kings defenseman and over goalie Jonathan Bernier. It was Dowell’s first goal of the year and Pisani’s first point as a Hawk.
The Hawks had nine shots on net. The Kings had 10.