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Thursday, January 5, 2012
First period: Hawks 1, Flyers 1

By Jesse Rogers

PHILADELPHIA -- The Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers are tied 1-1 after the first period at the Wells Fargo Center.

The Hawks took the lead thanks to the play of their fourth line led by young Jimmy Hayes. He scored his second goal in just his third career game when he re-directed a pass from Jamal Mayers past goalie Ilya Bryzgalov early in the game. Mayers saved off-sides on the play barely keeping it in the Flyers' zone before Hayes was able to tally.

The Flyers tied it at 19:09 after the Hawks could not clear the zone and the puck was shot off the end boards and onto the stick of Jakub Voracek on the other side. Voracek scored in the open net.

Twenty-year old Andrew Shaw fought Zac Rinaldo in the second shift of his NHL career. The two swung wildly with Shaw getting bloodied and going off for repairs. He returned later in the period. Shaw had a great scoring chance on his first shift but the puck eluded his stick in the slot where he stood wide open.

Ray Emery was solid in net, despite the goal, and tested often. The Flyers had 13 shots while the Hawks spent too much time in their own end.