- Jon Greenberg, Columnist, ESPNChicago.com
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The Chicago Blackhawks’ lackluster special teams continued to underwhelm in the first period Wednesday night, as Chicago went 0-1 on the power play and gave up a momentum-turning goal Toronto on the penalty kill.
Slumping Toronto, fresh off a 5-3 loss to Florida on Tuesday at home, controlled the puck and skated off to a 3-2 lead after a wild first period.
The Blackhawks’ big trade deadline addition defenseman Johnny Oduya was less than impressive, he was on the ice for all three Maple Leafs goals, along with his partner Brent Seabrook. He also had a stick explode on Toronto's side, but that might've been a highlight for him.
Chicago had 11 shots and Toronto had 10.
The Hawks trail the Leafs 3-2 after the first.