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Saturday, March 5, 2011
Second period wrap: Hawks 5, Leafs 1

By Jesse Rogers

TORONTO -- The Chicago Blackhawks lead the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-1 after two periods at the Air Canada Centre.

The Hawks maintained their three-goal first intermission lead, and added to it, with a late goal by Bryan Bickell after a 2-on-1 break with Dave Bolland. Bickell put in the rebound for his 16th of the season.

Earlier, the Leafs cut the lead to 3-1 when Joffrey Lupul stole a puck from Nick Leddy and got a step on him and the defense before beating Corey Crawford.

But not long after, the Hawks regained that three goal margin when Tomas Kopecky fired home a goal after some hard corner work by Ryan Johnson and Viktor Stalberg. Johnson got the assist on the play.

The Hawks have a goal from all four of their lines. Marian Hossa, Michael Frolik, and Jonathan Toews all scored in the opening period. Ten of 12 Hawks’ forwards have at least a point in the game. Troy Brouwer and Marian Hossa have two apiece.