Blackhawks edge Stars in extended shootout
Dallas, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Ben Smith scored the game-winner in the 11th round of the shootout as the Chicago Blackhawks outlasted the Dallas Stars, 2-1, at American Airlines Center.
After the first three shooters came up empty in the shootout, Chicago's Patrick Sharp beat Kari Lehtonen with a slick backhand-forehand move, but Rich Peverley answered for the Stars at the other end.
The next 16 shooters were all turned away before Smith skated in and ended the game with a wicked wrister over the glove of Lehtonen that sent Chicago to its fifth straight victory.
Sharp tied the game 7:21 into the third period to force overtime, while Corey Crawford registered 28 saves for the Blackhawks.
Peverley potted Dallas' lone goal and Lehtonen posted 25 saves for the Stars, who have lost three of their last four games.
11/29 23:39:07 ET