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The Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings are tied 1-1 after the first period at the United Center.
The Hawks opened the scoring as their newly-created fourth line got on the board first. Fernando Pisani kicked a feed from Duncan Keith to his stick then made a nice drop pass, behind him, to Jake Dowell who headed to the net. His shot deflected off a Kings defenseman and over goalie Jonathan Bernier. It was Dowell’s first goal of the year and Pisani’s first point as a Hawk.
The Kings tied it midway through the period when Justin Williams beat Duncan Keith to a pass that came hard off the end boards. Williams one-timed the shot past Marty Turco.
The Hawks had nine shots on net. The Kings had 10.