The Ducks took to the ice and played a strong first period. It was obvious that a day off did them well as they kept pace with a Chicago team that definitely enjoys an uptempo game.

While the Ducks would find a way to take a silly too-many-men bench minor, they boosted their confidence with an early penalty kill. Despite some solid work, and a shorthanded chance by Corey Perry, Corey Crawford would prove on this instance, and far too many others on this night, that he would not be bested.

The Ducks penalty kill proved to remain competent against a very lethal Hawks power play, but it was their own power play opportunity that just looked down right ugly.