Game Recap: Dallas Stars at Chicago Blackhawks | 04/06/2024

Photo via Chicago Blackhawks

On Saturday, Mavrik Bourque made his NHL debut in the Dallas Stars‘ game against the Chicago Blackhawks. The Stars lost 3-2 to the Blackhawks at the United Center. Dallas fell to 48-20-9, while Chicago improved to 23-48-5.

The Stars’ starting lineup featured Miro Heiskanen, Mavrik Bourque, Logan Stankoven, Thomas Harley, Jamie Benn, and Scott Wedgewood. Wedgewood made 14 saves in a losing effort.

Meanwhile, Blackhawks goalie Petr Mrazek made a whopping 42 saves for a hard-fought win.

Neither the Stars nor the Blackhawks scored to open the first-period scoring. The game was in a scoreless deadlock at the end of the first period. Dallas outshot Chicago 15-6 after 20 minutes.

The first goal of the game came from the Blackhawks on the power play. Matt Duchene was called for slashing against Connor Bedard at 3:42 of the second period. Bedard seeked revenge with a wrist shot into the Stars’ net for a 1-0 lead just 1:06 later. Philipp Kurashev and Nick Foligno collected the assists on Bedard’s 22nd of the season and first against the Stars.

The Blackhawks wasted little time before taking a two-goal lead. Andreas Athanasiou fired a wrist shot into the Stars’ net for a 2-0 lead at 5:53 of the second period. Lukas Reichel and Wyatt Kaiser collected the assists on Athanasiou’s first of the season.

The Blackhawks went ahead with a third consecutive goal. Seth Jones fired a wrist shot into the Stars’ net for a 3-0 lead at 8:51 of the second period. Ryan Donato and MacKenzie Entwistle collected the assists on Jones’ eighth of the season.

The Stars finally got on the board with a “better late than never” type of attitude. Roope Hintz tipped in a shot to cut the Blackhawks’ lead to 3-1 at 15:37 of the second period. Miro Heiskanen and Joe Pavelski collected the assists on Hintz’s 29th of the season.

The Stars brought a 3-1 lead to the locker room at the end of two periods. Dallas outshot Chicago 37-11 through 40 minutes.

The Stars had their work cut out for them, but made it a one-goal game. Stars captain Jamie Benn tipped in a shot to cut the Blackhawks’ lead to 3-2 at 15:37 of the third period. Miro Heiskanen and Chris Tanev collected the assists on Benn’s 20th of the season.

The Stars pulled their goalie for an extra attacker late in the third period, but couldn’t tie the game to force overtime. The Stars lost 3-2 to the Blackhawks in regulation. Dallas outshot Chicago 44-17 after 60 minutes.

Three Stars of the Game
1. Petr Mrazek (2.00 GAA and .955% SV%)
2. Seth Jones (1 point: 1 goal)
3. Connor Bedard (1 point: 1 goal)

Up Next
The Stars will visit the Mile High City to take on the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday at 9:00 p.m. Central.

We Got The Jack Inside The Rink

In episode 8 of the Inside The Rink podcast, Matty and Smitty are joined by new co-host Conrad Jack. After the long hiatus, we get back to hockey with a PACKED episode!Matt Rempe & the Devils vs. Rangers Line BrawlCould the Vancouver Canucks squander a playoff opportunity? Have the Winnipeg Jets finally figured out their lines?Flyers Head Coach John Tortorella is a sound byte MACHINEOvechkin is on his way to 895, Who is next?McDavid joins elite company with 100 Assists in a seasonRyan Hartman was suspended 3 Games, was it worth 3 games??Can Auston Matthews hit 70 Goals this season?The Eastern Conference Wild Card race is heating up, who lands the two playoff berths?For all of your hockey news and more from the show, visit us at and watch us on YouTube! How to support us and our sponsors:TicketmasterColumbia Sports ApparelESPN+ SubscriptionFanaticsDraft Kings – CODE ITR
  1. We Got The Jack
  2. Episode 7. Player Safety First!
  3. Episode 6. Early Trade Season
  4. Episode 5. Longing For The Chiarelli Years
  5. Episode 4. Ottawa’s On Fire

Ana Kieu

Ana Kieu is a journalist by trade. Her love for sports shows in her writing, editing, and podcasting work. She writes about the NHL for Inside The Rink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

2024 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Raoul Boilard

The Scouting Report Raoul Boilard is a forward in this draft that may not get a lot of hype, but he can be a player that plays important roles. The 6-foot-2 and 190-pound center from Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, raised some eyebrows last season by recording the most points by a rookie in the Quebec Maritime […]

Read More

2024 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Teddy Stiga

The Scouting Report: In the USA Hockey National Team Development Program, identifying a player who mirrors winger Teddy Stiga’s dedication can be quite challenging. Stiga is gaining recognition for his persistent effort and unwavering resolve. Despite his 5-foot-10 stature and 177-pound weight, he relies on his other abilities to thrive, as he cannot depend solely […]

Read More

ECHL: Who Should Be The Savannah Ghost Pirates Next NHL Affiliate?

The Savannah Ghost Pirates recently announced that they will announce their new AHL and NHL affiliate on Monday during a Press Conference at Enmarket Arena. They will end their affiliation with the Vegas Golden Knights despite still having two years left on the original multi-year deal that they signed in 2019 before the Ghost Pirates’ […]

Read More