First Period Wrap: Hawks 3, Oilers 1
The Hawks came out strong against Edmonton, owning the early portion of the game as they scored two goals 34 seconds apart causing Oilers coach Tom Renney to call a timeout.
Jonathan Toews scored the first one from a set-up by Viktor Stalberg. Toews walked out in front of Nikolai Khabibulin and found an opening abover Khabibulin's glove for his eighth of the year. A few seconds later Patrick Kane fed a pinching Steve Montador who made a nice move on Khabibulin to tally his second of the year. Moments earlier Montador helped save a goal during a scramble in front of the Hawks' net.
Montador scored a second goal on a power play as he re-directed a Nick Leddy point shot. Montador has three goals in the last three games for the Hawks, two coming from the slot on the power play.