Chicago 5, Dallas 2

Saturday, October 8, 2011 8:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Dallas 1-1-0-0 1-0-0-0 0-1-0-0 L1
Chicago 1-1-0-0 1-0-0-0 0-1-0-0 W1


Patrick Sharp had a goal and an assist as the Chicago Blackhawks avenged a season-opening loss to Dallas, topping the Stars 5-2 Saturday night in their home opener.

Sharp, who was questionable for the start of the season after undergoing an appendectomy last month, finished off an impressive coast-to-coast effort by ripping a shot past Dallas netminder Andrew Raycroft at the 5:10 mark of the third period.

Dave Bolland scored twice - including an empty-netter - while Andrew Brunette and Jonathan Toews had the other goals for the Blackhawks, who defended their home ice one night after the Stars did the same in a 2-1 victory over Chicago.

Corey Crawford, who entered the night 1-3-0 with a 3.36 goals-against average against the Stars, stopped 19 shots to preserve the win.

Vernon Fiddler and Sheldon Souray replied for the Stars, who outhit Chicago 32-17 on the evening and 69-36 overall in the home-and-home series.

Raycroft, playing for his fourth team in as many seasons, turned aside 26 shots in defeat.

Top Game Performances

Dallas   Chicago
Vernon Fiddler 1 Points David Bolland 2
Vernon Fiddler 1 Goals David Bolland 2
Jamie Benn 1 Assists Patrick Sharp 1
Steve Ott 1 Power Play Goals Andrew Brunette 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Andrew Raycroft .867 Save Percentage Corey Crawford .905
Andrew Raycroft 26 Saves Corey Crawford 19

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Dallas 21 2 1-5 6-7 29 21
Chicago 31 5 1-7 4-5 25 29

Upcoming Games

  • Chicago will play its next game at home against Winnipeg. The Blackhawks have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play its next game at home against Arizona. The Stars have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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