The Coyotes had 16 shots on net and the better scoring chances, while also earning two power plays, but the story of the first period was a scary hit by Raffi Torres on Marian Hossa. Torres hit Hossa in the head midway through the period after Hossa passed the puck. Hossa went down to the ice and was eventually carted off on a stretcher.
There was no further update on Hossa and no penalty was called on the play, although Brandon Bollig quickly jumped Torres and was given a roughing penalty.
The Hawks had 10 shots on net, but not many scoring chances other than on Kane’s goal.