And here, perhaps, starts the comeback.
Team Lidstrom's Dustin Byfuglien
-- having a season to remember -- just scored a nice tight-angle goal on a one-timer to make it 4-2.
Byfuglien's goal was set up by a familar face in Chicago's Pat Kane. The two combined quite often last season as teammates in Chicago during the run to the Stanley Cup.
Kane made a sweet pass across the crease, which Ward admitted on TV he did not expect, to feed Byfuglien for the shot.
Soon after, Chicago's Jonathon Toews set up Dallas' Loui Eriksson
, and Colorado's Matt Duchene
followed with a breakaway goal to tie the game at 4-4.
has righted the ship after a rugged start to make this game interesting as it heads into the dying minutes of the first period.