- Jesse Rogers, Chicago Cubs beat reporter
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The Hawks got down 1-0 early in the period but stormed back with two goals in 21 seconds to take the lead. Jonathan Toews looked like he had netted his 20th of the season on a goal-mouth feed from Andrew Brunette but the goal was awarded to Brunette.
Montreal got on the board with a power play tally early in the middle period when Andrei Kostitsyn tipped home a shot off Tomas Plekanec’s stick.
Corey Crawford has played well over the first 40 minutes making a highlight reel post-to-post save with his paddle on Max Pacioretty.
The Blackhawks hold a lead on the Canadiens after two periods.