Chicago 5, Dallas 2

Monday, April 15, 2013 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Dallas 21-18-2-1 10-9-1-1 11-9-1-0 L1
Chicago 33-5-0-4 16-3-0-2 17-2-0-2 W6

Recap


Blackhawks 5, Stars 2: Andrew Shaw scored to snap a tie 4:31 into the third period and captain Jonathan Toews recorded his 10th goal in 15 contests as host Chicago skated to its sixth straight victory.

Marian Hossa had an empty-net goal and two assists while Viktor Stalberg and defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson also tallied. Shaw and Toews each added an assist and Ray Emery turned aside 16 shots to improve to 16-1-0 for the Blackhawks, who moved six points ahead of idle Pittsburgh in the race for the Presidents' Trophy.

Jamie Benn scored twice and Richard Bachman finished with 23 saves for the Stars, who saw their five-game winning streak come to an end and remained two points behind eighth-place Detroit in the Western Conference.

After Benn scored from just beyond the right faceoff circle at 3:07 of the third to forge a 2-2 tie, Shaw regained the lead for Chicago just 84 seconds later. Patrick Kane skated through the slot before tapping the puck to Shaw, who one-timed a shot past Bachman. Hjalmarsson provided insurance just over three minutes later as his blast from the slot sailed over Bachman's left shoulder.

Toews opened the scoring by deflecting Hossa's one-timer, and Stalberg's wrist shot from the inner edge of the right circle gave Chicago a 2-0 lead at 12:14 of the second. Benn answered 1:58 later, finishing a 3-on-1 rush by beating Emery inside the near post.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Dallas RW Alex Chiasson suffered an upper-body injury after a hit by Hjalmarsson early in the second period. The rookie did not return and saw his five-game point streak come to an end. ... The Blackhawks failed to convert on all four power-play opportunities to run their stretch to 0-for-19 in April. ... Bachman was named the NHL's Third Star of the Week after posting a 3-0-0 mark with a 1.08 goals-against average and .963 save percentage.

Top Game Performances

Dallas   Chicago
Jamie Benn 2 Points Marian Hossa 3
Jamie Benn 2 Goals Marian Hossa 1
Ray Whitney 2 Assists Marian Hossa 2
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Richard Bachman .852 Save Percentage Ray Emery .889
Richard Bachman 23 Saves Ray Emery 16

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Dallas 18 2 0-2 4-4 10 29
Chicago 28 5 0-4 2-2 6 37

Upcoming Games

  • Chicago will play their next game at home against Nashville . The Blackhawks have a W/L % of .812 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play their next game at home against Vancouver . The Stars have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .550 after a loss.