The Blackhawks and Flames entered the second period on Friday night tied 1-1, but the Flames changed that very, very quickly. Calgary put two goals past Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford in the period's first minute to put Chicago in a steep hole right from the gate.
The first goal, from Flames winger Rene Borque, came 40 seconds into the period, on assists from Curtis Glencross and Scott Hannan. That was followed up a mere 17 seconds later by Paul Byron, who netted his second score of the season on an assist from Roman Horak.
The Blackhawks cut the lead to 3-2 just over four minutes later on a power play goal by Marian Hossa, on assists from Duncan Keith and Jonathan Toews. It was Hossa's ninth goal of the season, which puts him one behind Toews for the team lead.
The Flames widened the lead back to two after ex-Florida Panther teammates Jay Bouwmeester and Olli Jokinen assisted on a goal by Curtis Glencross, his sixth of the season.
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