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Monday, February 21, 2011
First period wrap: Blues 2, Blackhawks 0

By Jesse Rogers

St. LOUIS -- The Chicago Blackhawks trail the St. Louis Blues 2-0 after the first period at the Scottrade Center.

The Hawks were outshot 5-0 by the time the first television timeout occurred. But the period evened out after that, until Troy Brouwer took a bad interference penalty. Then the Blues took control.

On the ensuing power play, Corey Crawford couldn’t corral a shoulder high shot by Kris Stewart and Andy McDonald put in an easy rebound goal.

Just 1:45 later, the Hawks were caught scrambling in their own zone, and with Crawford down and out, Brad Boyes slapped one in a near empty net.

The Hawks had some close-in offensive chances, but goalie Ben Bishop, playing in just his second game of the season, made all the saves. The Hawks were outshot 15-9 in the opening 20 minutes.