The Hawks were outshot 5-0 by the time the first television timeout occurred. But the period evened out after that, until Troy Brouwer took a bad interference penalty. Then the Blues took control.
Just 1:45 later, the Hawks were caught scrambling in their own zone, and with Crawford down and out, Brad Boyes slapped one in a near empty net.
The Hawks had some close-in offensive chances, but goalie Ben Bishop, playing in just his second game of the season, made all the saves. The Hawks were outshot 15-9 in the opening 20 minutes.