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Dallas
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45-30-7
Chicago
Blackhawks
40-34-8
OT
18 SOG
40 SOG
1st2nd3rdOTT
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game recap

Blackhawks 2, Stars 1, OT

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 3:48 AM

Associated Press

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Blackhawks 2, Stars 1, OT
Dallas Stars 1, Chicago Blackhawks 2
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CHICAGO (AP) - The Blackhawks keep finding ways to rally for wins. Chicago nearly ran out of time trying to come from behind Saturday night.

Chicago finally scored with 1.5 seconds remaining to tie the game, and then Jason Williams scored a power-play goal 43 seconds into overtime to beat the Dallas Stars 2-1.

Robert Lang deflected in rookie Jonathan Toews' shot with 1.5 seconds left in the third period to tie it at 1, ruining Tobias Stephan's shutout bid in his first NHL game. Lang connected on a 5-on-3 power play, with Chicago goalie Patrick Lalime pulled for an extra attacker.

Toews' shot changed direction after hitting Lang in the upper body.

"We probably scored one that shouldn't have gone in," Lang said. "It was a shot that goes wide, but it hits you and goes in. I'm happy to take any of those."

Chicago (3-2) has come from behind in each of its wins.

Williams beat Stephan on a high shot from 40 feet out, with Toews cutting across the crease. Stephan was screened on the shot.

Stephan, a 23-year-old Swiss native, is backing up Marty Turco while Mike Smith is out with an arm injury. Stephan stopped 38 shots.

"He (Stephan) made a couple of big saves early on," Toews said. "That gave him confidence.

"Bottom line: When you run into a hot goalie like that, we've got to stick with it. That's what we did tonight."

Chicago held a 19-14 advantage in shots through two periods, but trailed 1-0 thanks to a power-play goal by Dallas' Brenden Morrow late in the first.

Stephan blocked several screened attempts through opening 40 minutes, but didn't face many rebounds or sustained pressure until the third period, when the Blackhawks outshot the Stars 20-4.

Meanwhile, Lalime made 17 saves in his first start this season.

It looked like Stephan would be able to hang on to his shutout. But a holding penalty to Dallas' Jeff Halpern with 45 seconds left in the third and a hooking call to Mike Modano with 27 second remaining created the 5-on-3 Blackhawks advantage.

"It was really frustrating to be so close, only 1.5 seconds," Stephan said. "It was a tough loss and very disappointing."

Dallas (2-2-2) lost in overtime for the second time in two nights.

"I feel bad for him," Stars coach Dave Tippett said. "He played a helluva game. He was just under so much pressure."

Morrow's power-play goal with 6:12 left in the first period seemed like it might be enough for Stephan and the Stars. Morrow knocked in a loose rebound from the crease after Lalime had blocked Niklas Hagman's attempt from the left side of the net.

"We got off to a great start," Morrow said. "We were playing with fire."

Just over six minutes into the third, Stephan made a glove save on Lang's quick shot from the slot. He was sharp during several flurries later in the period, until Lang finally managed to tie it.

Notes: Dallas backup goalie Smith sat out for a third straight game on Saturday. Turco had played in the Stars' 3-2 overtime loss to Calgary in Dallas on Friday. ... Chicago's top goalie, Nikolai Khabibulin, got a rest on Saturday after starting Chicago's first four games and stopping 34 shots in a 3-2 win at Detroit on Friday. ... Chicago RW Martin Havlat missed his fourth game with a right shoulder injury and remains out indefinitely.

scoring summary
1st Period
13:48
DAL
PPG - Brenden Morrow (2) ASST: Niklas Hagman (2), Mike Ribeiro (2)
1 - 0 DAL
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
19:58
CHI
PPG - Robert Lang (3) ASST: Jonathan Toews (2)
1 - 1 Tie
OT Period
00:43
CHI
PPG - Jason Williams (1) ASST: Patrick Kane (4), Robert Lang (2)
2 - 1 CHI
penalty summary
1st Period
00:23
DAL
Sergei Zubov  Hooking against  Robert Lang
01:50
DAL
Mattias Norstrom  Hooking against  Patrick Kane
03:34
DAL
Jeff Halpern  Hooking against  Tuomo Ruutu
12:10
CHI
Patrick Kane  Hooking against  Jeff Halpern
19:26
CHI
Kevyn Adams  Fighting (maj) against  Trevor Daley
19:26
DAL
Trevor Daley  Fighting (maj) against  Kevyn Adams
2nd Period
05:18
DAL
Brenden Morrow  Elbowing against  Adam Burish
06:50
CHI
Andrei Zyuzin  Holding against  Niklas Hagman
10:06
DAL
Stu Barnes  Interference against  Tuomo Ruutu
13:07
DAL
Krys Barch  Fighting (maj) against  David Koci
13:07
CHI
David Koci  Fighting (maj) against  Krys Barch
13:52
DAL
Matt Niskanen  Interference against  Andrei Zyuzin
15:10
CHI
Tuomo Ruutu  Tripping against  Stephane Robidas
3rd Period
06:53
DAL
Philippe Boucher  Roughing against  Tuomo Ruutu
06:53
CHI
Tuomo Ruutu  Cross checking against  Philippe Boucher
16:29
CHI
Tuomo Ruutu  Holding against  Sergei Zubov
19:15
DAL
Jeff Halpern  Holding against  Jonathan Toews
19:33
DAL
Mike Modano  Hooking against  Patrick Kane
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Tobias Stephan
Tobias Stephan
SA: 40TOI: 60:38
Saves: 38EV: 29 - 29
PIM: 0PP: 9 - 11
SV%: .950SH: 0 - 0
Patrick Lalime
SA: 18TOI: 59:35
Saves: 17EV: 13 - 13
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 5
SV%: .944SH: 0 - 0