Found January 25, 2013 on Fox Sports Southwest:
Chicago_blackhawks_v_726d
DALLAS (AP) -- Marian Hossa scored his NHL-leading fifth goal on a power play 1:41 into overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 3-2 comeback victory over the Dallas Stars on Thursday night. With Dallas captain Brenden Morrow in the penalty box for interference, Hossa fired a one-timer from the slot past goalie Kari Lehtonen after receiving a nifty, behind-the-back pass from Patrick Kane. Patrick Sharp had a goal and an assist for the Blackhawks, who improved to 4-0 and matched the franchise's best start set during the 1972-73 season. Corey Crawford made 21 saves and stopped Ryan Garbutt on a penalty shot. Chicago's high-powered offense, which racked up 14 goals in the previous three games, needed the man-advantage to score all three Thursday night. Part of that was due to an outstanding performance by Lehtonen, who made 38 saves after coming within 3.4 seconds of a 39-save shutout Tuesday in a 2-1 win at Detroit. With Eric Nystrom in the penalty box for boarding, Chicago captain Jonathan Toews tied it at 2 with 5:53 left in regulation on a wrist shot from the left circle that beat Lehtonen over the blocker. The Stars had a prime opportunity to win when Niklas Hjalmarsson's tripping penalty with 1:18 left in regulation gave them a chance to end it on the power play. But even though the man-advantage carried over into overtime, they were unable to capitalize. Ray Whitney's second goal of the season midway through the second period gave Dallas a 2-0 lead, but the Stars continued to get into penalty trouble, allowing three goals on their last four trips to the box. Loui Eriksson put the Stars up 1-0 with a short-handed goal on a spectacular effort with 1.4 seconds remaining in the first period. He fought his way around defenseman Brent Seabrook at the Chicago blue line and fired a wrist shot that Crawford initially appeared to stop, but the puck came loose and slid just over the goal line. Less than 4 minutes into the second, and just seconds after Lehtonen's sparkling pad save on Marcus Kruger's backhander, Garbutt was pulled down from behind by Seabrook on a breakaway. Garbutt was awarded his first career penalty shot, but Crawford made a glove save on his backhand attempt. Chicago continued to pepper Lehtonen with shots, but the Finnish netminder made impressive stops on Toews, Brandon Saad and Hossa. Following a turnover by Michal Rozsival, Whitney found himself alone in front and his point-blank backhander over Crawford's shoulder gave Dallas a two-goal lead at 10:41. The Blackhawks finally solved Lehtonen on a power play at 15:57 when Sharp attempted a pass through the crease that was inadvertently deflected in by Dallas defender Trevor Daley. Dallas nearly scored another last-second goal at the end of the second when Alex Goligoski's slap shot slithered through Crawford as the final seconds ticked off the clock, but Chicago defenseman Duncan Keith cleared it off the goal line as the buzzer sounded. NOTES: During the game, the Stars announced that they signed restricted free agent center Jamie Benn to a five-year contract worth 26.25 million. ... The last time the Blackhawks opened the season with at least three straight victories was back in 1972-73, when Hall of Famers Tony Esposito and Stan Mikita led them to a 4-0 start en route to the Stanley Cup final. ... Dallas entered having allowed one goal during 5-on-5 play through its first three games. ... Kane's two assists extended his scoring streak to four games (two goals, five assists).
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Blackhawks perfect through 4 games

Marian Hossa scored his NHL-leading fifth goal on a power play 1:41 into overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 3-2 comeback victory over the Dallas Stars on Thursday night. With Dallas captain Brenden Morrow in the penalty box for interference, Hossa fired a one-timer from the slot past goalie Kari Lehtonen after receiving a nifty, behind-the-back pass from Patrick Kane. Chicago...

Gritty Blackhawks Stay Undefeated

For almost 36 minutes, it looked like the Blackhawks were shooting at a brick wall. But a lucky bounce got the Hawks on the board, and a great team effort kept the Blackhawks’ record perfect on the young season. Patrick Sharp had … Continue reading →The post Gritty Blackhawks Stay Undefeated appeared first on Committed Indians.

2013 Season Game 4 Preview: Chicago Blackhawks @ Dallas Stars

Chicago Blackhawks (3-0-0, 6 pts) @ Dallas Stars (2-1-0, 4 pts) 7:30 PM CT American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas The Blackhawks Chicago comes into this game as one of the top offensive teams in the league (though it’s just three games) with an average of 4.7 goals per game. That hot start can mostly be attributed to the play of Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews...

Stars sign Benn to 26M, 5-year contract

DALLAS (AP) -- Jamie Benn and the Dallas Stars have agreed to a 26.25 million, five-year contract. The team announced the move Thursday night. The All-Star center gets 5.25 million each season, with the first year of the deal pro-rated because of the NHL lockout. The 23-year-old Benn was a restricted free agent who set career highs with 26 goals, 37 assists and 63 points for Dallas...

Eklund: What is Benn Worth in Contract... or in Trade?

The longer that Jamie Benn goes unsigned in Dallas, the more the Stars are being inundated with a variety of inquiries about whether the team would consider trading his rights. That's just how it goes, as teams try to feel out what it would take to land the burgeoning first-line center and the Stars at least formulate backup plans in case someone blows them away with an offer...

Bill Meltzer: Stars Gameday: 1/24/13 vs. Blackhawks

PREVIEW 6:00 AM CST Off to good start in the lockout-shortened season, the 2-1-0 Dallas Stars will attempt to deal the undefeated Chicago Blackhawks (3-0-0) their first loss of the season. Tonight's game at the American Airlines Center starts at 7:30 p.m. CST and will be televised locally on Fox Sports Southwest. This is the first of three meetings between the teams this...

Benn Agrees To Contract With Dallas

Jamie Benn has agreed to a 5 year contract with Dallas. — Rich Evans (@Hockeyagent) January 25, 2013 Evans is the agent for Benn.

Benn deal done

The Dallas Stars have re-signed Jamie Benn to a five-year, $26.25-million contract.  According to the Dallas Morning News, the Stars hope to have the young center back in the lineup for Monday's contest with the Columbus Blue Jackets.  "It’s really big," said Stars GM Joe Nieuwendyk. "We know how important he is to our hockey club. It's good for our hockey...

Kari Lehtonen Points to Scoreboard After Red Wings Fans Taunt Him for Losing Shutout (Video)

Kari Lehtonen was just a few seconds away from picking up his first shutout of the 2013 season, against the Detroit Red Wings no less. It wasn’t in the cards for the Dallas Stars goalie, though, as Damien Brunner scored with 3.4 seconds left to ruin the shutout. That’s a bummer, sure, but at least the Stars came away with a 2-1 win. Apparently Red Wings fans sitting near the...

Stars move on to invisible players

After yesterday's revelation that they were using their empty seats as a humor device, the Dallas Stars have now turned in a direction I was not expecting. They are now inventing players for their press releases! Even children's books are incredulous. No, Tasha Pym, we have never seen a Sneep. Shame on you, Dallas Stars. Shame. On. You.

Bill Meltzer: Star Gazing: Stars Settle for One Point; Benn; Jagr

The Dallas Stars did some things well last night but were unable to slam the door on the undefeated Chicago Blackhawks after building an early 2-0 lead. As a result of some missed scoring chances when there was a chance to put the game away, followed by late penalty trouble and inability to kill the penalties, the Stars skated off with a 3-2 overtime loss and settled for one point...

2013 Game 4 Recap: Stars fall 3-2 to Blackhawks

Final - Overtime Dallas Stars 2 – Chicago Blackhawks 3 Dallas was both unlucky and very fortunate to get at least a point in this game. Chicago dominated possession of the puck and put enormous pressure on Kari Lehtonen the entire game. The Stars couldn’t stay out of the penalty box and that, in the end, was the difference in the game as the Hawks scored three power play...

Blues-Stars Preview

Now that the Dallas Stars finally have reached a contract agreement with their star player, they can devote their full attention to what's happening on the ice. Jamie Benn likely won't be around, though, to try and help contain Blues rookie sensation Vladimir Tarasenko. Dallas looks to avoid a fourth straight loss in the series when it hosts St. Louis on Saturday night...

John Jaeckel: Not To Be Denied

Follow me @jaeckel Last night, the Blackhawks pulled out a come from behind, 3-2 victory in OT, on the road against the Dallas Stars. For the fourth time in four games this season, the Hawks had their opponent on their heels all night—using their speed advantage to draw multiple penalties and getting behind defenders for quality scoring chances from horn to horn. ...

Bill Meltzer: Stars Gameday: 1/26/13 vs. Blues

PREVIEW 7:05 AM CST The underdog Dallas Stars (2-1-1) have managed to take five of a possible eight points from their first four games of the 2013 season. Tonight, the Stars face a tough test when former Dallas head coach Ken Hitchcock brings his St. Louis Blues (3-1-0) to the American Airlines Center. The game starts at 7:00 p.m. CST and will be televised locally on Fox Sports...
All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.