NHL Game Summary - Dallas at Chicago
(Saturday, October 17th)
Final Score: Dallas 4, Chicago 3
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Stephane Robidas scored the eventual game- winning goal midway through the third period, as the Dallas Stars edged the Chicago Blackhawks, 4-3, at United Center.
Brenden Morrow, Toby Petersen, and Mike Ribeiro each scored a goal for the Stars, who were coming off a 3-0 loss to the Bruins on Friday. Alex Auld stopped 29-of-32 shots for the victors.
Niklas Hjalmarsson, Jonathan Toews, and Troy Brouwer each lit the lamp for the Blackhawks, who had a four-game winning streak snapped. Cristobal Huet turned aside 21-of-25 shots for Chicago, which started a four-game homestand on Saturday.
Ahead 3-2, Robidas dumped the puck into the Chicago zone midway through the third frame. The disc bounced and slipped past Huet for a two-goal lead at the 10:27 mark.
Hjalmarsson, who was positioned between the circles, fired a shot past Auld to cut the gap to 4-3 with 4:28 to go.
Auld made nine saves in the third period to secure the victory for Dallas.
After a scoreless first period, Dallas drew first blood on Morrow's goal at the 2:17 mark of the second. Fabian Brunnstrom's shot from the left circle deflected off Huet, setting up a rebound, and Morrow chipped the loose puck into the back of the net.
The Stars used a Ribeiro tip-in at the 5:10 mark to build a two-goal margin. Just 34 seconds later, Brouwer scored an unassisted goal to cut the deficit to 2-1.
Dallas went ahead 3-1 on Petersen's goal at the 9:31 mark, but Toews lit the lamp with 3:36 left to make it a 3-2 game heading into the third period.
Chicago won all four meetings with the Stars last season. Dallas had dropped two straight and five of its previous six in the Windy City...The Stars will host the Kings on Monday, while the Blackhawks welcome the Canucks to town Wednesday...Chicago dropped to 3-1-1 at the United Center this season.
10/17 23:28:03 ET