Blackhawks Defeat Stars 3-1, Hossa Stays Hot

CHICAGO – The Chicago Blackhawks defeated Central Division rivals, the Dallas Stars for the third time in three contests on Sunday evening.

The Chicago Blackhawks notched their 40th point of the season on Sunday night, as they came back from a one goal deficit to oust the Dallas Stars at the United Center.

The Blackhawks, who improved to 18-8-4 on the campaign trailed the Stars 1-0 in the second period before Marian Hossa evened the score up with a Goal with 17:43 remaining in the period. The goal for Hossa was his 15th goal of the 2016 season.

The Hawks would control the remainder of the game, with two more goals and a superb performance by the number one star of the evening, goalie Scott Darling. With 7:30 remaining in the second period Artem Anisimov gave the Hawks the lead with a goal on Stars’ goalie Kari Lehtonen, Anisimov’s 12th goal of the season.

Lehtonen would allow the Blackhawks one more tally on the evening when Artemi Panarin scored his 11th goal of the 2016 season against Lehtonen on the power play with 9:57 left in the game. The Blackhawks finished the evening one for three on the power play, while successfully killing both of the Stars two power play chances tonight.

Ryan Hartman, Vinnie Hinostroza, Patrick Kane and Duncan Keith all tallied assists tonight, and Scott Darling stopped 23 of 24 shots against.

The Blackhawks are currently atop the Western Conference with 40 points, four points ahead of the St. Louis Blues who have 36 points to date. The Stars continue to struggle, falling to 11-13-6, good for just 28 points and 11th in the Western Conference. The Stars have only won three times in their last ten game.

The Blackhawks won their ninth game this season when trailing during the contest.

The Blackhawks will head to New York next for a Tuesday evening match-up with the New York Rangers to kick off a three game road trip. The Hawks will see the Rangers, Islanders and Blues this week before returning home next Sunday.

 

 

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