- Jesse Rogers, Chicago Cubs beat reporter
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There was little offense in the opening 20 minutes especially for the home team as Stars’ goalie Richard Bachman wasn’t tested very much. Dallas had a couple of good chances -- including one when Adam Burish grabbed a turnover by Brent Seabrook but was turned away on the mini break. Later, Corey Crawford made a close in save on a Tomas Vincour blast into his chest.
The Hawks missed on their one power-play chance extending a streak of futility to 0 for their last 33. The teams combined for just 11 shots on net.
The Hawks and Stars are scoreless after the first period.