After a scoreless first period, the Chicago Blackhawks and Colorado Avalanche each found their scoring groove in the second. The two teams will head into the third period tied 2-2 after a fury of action at each net.
Chicago was the first to find the scoreboard when defenseman Brent Seabrook beat Colorado golie Jean-Sebastien Giguere for his fifth goal of the season just :31 seconds into the period. Viktor Stalberg and Duncan Keith were each credited with assists.
It wouldn't take long for Colorado to tie the game and eventually grab the lead. Peter Mueller scored his fifth goal of the season off a pass from Ryan O'Reily to make it 1-1. Just :35 seconds later. David Jones beat Chicago goalie Ray Emery to make it 2-1 Colorado.
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