Chicago 5, Dallas 2

Saturday, November 9, 2013 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chicago 11-2-2-2 6-1-1-2 5-1-1-0 W2
Dallas 8-7-1-1 3-2-1-1 5-5-0-0 L1

Recap



Blackhawks 5, Stars 2: Marian Hossa scored twice and Patrick Sharp notched four assists as visiting Chicago defeated Dallas for the fourth straight time.

Captain Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane each collected a goal and an assist for the Blackhawks, who improved to 5-0-1 in their last six games and have won six of their last seven in the series. Defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson added an empty-net goal and Corey Crawford turned aside 31 shots - including a point-blank bid by Tyler Seguin to preserve a one-goal lead midway through the third period. 

Cody Eakin scored for the second straight contest and Seguin netted his team-leading seventh goal. Kari Lehtonen finished with 26 saves for the Stars, who saw their three-game winning streak come to an end.

After Dallas defenseman Trevor Daley was whistled for a holding penalty, Chicago made the most of its only power-play opportunity to take a 3-2 lead with 1:45 remaining in the second period. Toews forced a giveaway before quick passes from Andrew Shaw and Sharp set up Kane, who unleashed a blast past Lehtonen for his team-leading 10th goal. Hossa scored on a breakaway with 1:41 remaining in the third to seal the win.

Seguin gave Dallas a 2-1 lead at 6:54 of the second period as he accepted a brilliant feed from captain Jamie Benn before lifting a shot past Crawford from the right circle. Toews answered nearly 3 1/2 minutes later by slipping a backhander past Lehtonen.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Hossa and Toews each recorded four goals and two assists as Chicago won all three meetings with Dallas last season. ... Eakin opened the scoring 6:10 into the first period after tapping home a loose puck on the doorstep just as a power-play concluded. The Blackhawks answered with 3:09 remaining in the session as Hossa banged home Toews' feed from behind the net. ... Chicago outscored Dallas by a 16-5 margin last season. 

Top Game Performances

Chicago   Dallas
Patrick Sharp 4 Points Cody Eakin 1
Marian Hossa 2 Goals Cody Eakin 1
Patrick Sharp 4 Assists Jamie Benn 1
Patrick Kane 1 Power Play Goals N/A
Niklas Hjalmarsson 1 Short Handed Goals N/A
Corey Crawford .939 Save Percentage Kari Lehtonen .867
Corey Crawford 31 Saves Kari Lehtonen 26

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Chicago 31 5 1-1 6-6 12 26
Dallas 33 2 0-6 0-1 4 26

Upcoming Games

  • Dallas will play its next game on the road against Edmonton. The Stars have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .625 after a loss.
  • Chicago will play its next game at home against Edmonton. The Blackhawks have a W/L % of .636 after a win and .667 after a loss.