But the Flames responded with two goals, one on the power play. First, Troy Brouwer turned a puck over in the Blackhawks zone’ and Niklas Hagman was able to convert. Then, with the man advantage, no one boxed out David Moss and he put back a rebound after a shot from the point.
The Hawks took three minor penalties in the first period which led to a lopsided shot total in favor of the home team. The Flames outshot the Hawks 18-9 in the opening 20 minutes.