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CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks lead the Calgary Flames 3-0 after two periods at the United Center.
The Hawks extended a 1-0 first intermission lead with a second goal by a defenseman followed by a power play tally. Niklas Hjalmarsson tallied his first of the season after a nice setup by Marian Hossa while Marcus Kruger provided a screen. Later, Patrick Kane scored with the man-advantage after Jonathan Toews won a faceoff to Duncan Keith who gave it to Kane. Kane walked to the middle of the ice and scored his ninth of the year.
Brent Seabrook was declared out for the rest of the night after getting hit from behind by Rene Bourque of the Flames. Seabrook’s head hit the ice on the play and though he walked off on his own power, he went straight to the dressing room before the Hawks announced he would not return.
Steve Montador scored the Hawks other goal back in the first period. The Hawks have played stingy defense, once again giving Ray Emery a stress-free first 40 minutes.