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First-period wrap: Hawks 1, Oilers 0

11/7/2010

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks lead the Edmonton Oilers, 1-0, after the first period at the United Center.

Fernando Pisani, centering the Hawks’ fourth line, scored against his old team midway through the opening 20 minutes. Pisani brought the puck to the center of the ice before firing a wrist shot by Oilers’ goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin. Jack Skille was credited with an assist on the goal.

Pisani’s line, with John Scott on the other wing, had several good shifts in the offensive zone. It could have had more goals, but on two separate occasions Scott’s stick broke in half as he wound up to shoot.

Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford made nine saves, and his best one was on 2010 No. 1-overall draft pick Taylor Hall, who had a step on the defense.

Marian Hossa is playing for the first time in five games and Jeremy Morin also is in the game after leaving during Saturday night’s 5-4 win in Atlanta after blocking a shot.