Game Recap: Dallas Stars vs. Chicago Blackhawks | 12/29/23

The Dallas Stars headed home to close out 2023 against the Chicago Blackhawks. Roope Hintz’s hat trick lifted the Stars to a 5-4 win over the Blackhawks in overtime at the American Airlines Center on Friday night. Dallas improved to 21-9-4, while Chicago fell to 11-22-2.

The Stars’ starting lineup featured Miro Heiskanen, Tyler Seguin, Ryan Suter, Matt Duchene, Mason Marchment, and Scott Wedgewood. Wedgewood made 25 saves for a win.

Blackhawks goalie Petr Mrazek made 30 saves in a losing effort.

The Stars had plenty of first-period chances, but the Blackhawks got on the board first.

Tyler Johnson fired a wrist shot into the Stars’ net for a 1-0 Blackhawks lead at 7:56. Anthony Beauvillier and Jason Dickinson collected the assists on Johnson’s eighth of the season.

The Blackhawks made it a 2-0 game at 10:56 when Cole Guttman blasted a wrist shot past a wide-open Stars net. Lukas Reichel and Connor Murphy collected the assists on Guttman’s third of the season.

The Stars wasted no time capitalizing on the man advantage and finally getting on the board. Roope Hintz tipped in a shot for a power-play goal that cut the Blackhawks’ lead to 2-1 at 11:49. Joe Pavelski and Jamie Benn collected the assists on Hintz’s 12th of the season.

The Stars trailed 2-1 against the Blackhawks at the end of the first. Dallas outshot Chicago 13-9 after the opening 20 minutes.

The second period was essentially the Stars’ show.

Joe Pavelski tied the game 2-2 at 9:03 with a tip-in shot that went into the Blackhawks’ net. Nils Lundkvist and Thomas Harley collected the assists on Pavelski’s 14th of the season.

Roope Hintz scored his second of the game on a snap shot to give the Stars a 3-2 lead at 9:23. Jason Robertson collected the lone assist on Hintz’s 13th of the season.

The Stars brought a 3-2 lead to the locker room at the end of two periods. Dallas outshot Chicago 28-15 after 40 minutes.

The Stars got off to a fast start in the third period.

Stars captain Jamie Benn tapped in a wrist shot on the rebound to extend the Stars’ lead to 4-2 at 2:10. Wyatt Johnston and Evgenii Dadonov collected the assists on Benn’s sixth of the season. Moreover, Benn snapped an 11-game drought.

The Blackhawks made it a one-goal game, 4-3, at 8:58 when Jason Dickinson wired home a slap shot. Alex Vlasic and Cole Guttman collected the assists on Dickinson’s 12th of the season.

The Blackhawks tied the game, 4-4, at 17:24 as Tyler Johnson capitalized on the man advantage and scored a wrist shot, power-play goal. Philipp Kurashev and Kevin Korchinski collected the assists on Johnson’s ninth of the season and second of the game.

The Stars and Blackhawks were tied at four apiece at the end of regulation. Dallas outshot Chicago 32-29 after a full 60 minutes.

Roope Hintz came through in overtime with a hat trick. Hintz tipped in a shot to lift the Stars to a 5-4 win over the Blackhawks. Jason Robertson and Miro Heiskanen collected the assists on Hintz’s 14th of the season.

Three Stars of the Game
1. Roope Hintz (3 points: 3 goals)
2. Joe Pavelski (2 points: 1 goal and 1 assist)
3. Jamie Benn (2 points: 1 goal and 1 assist)

Gameday Update
Stars radio analyst Bruce LeVine announced Friday that Stars head coach Pete DeBoer confirmed that Nils Lundkvist will return to the Stars’ lineup. LeVine added that there were no other lineup changes, and Ty Dellandrea and Joel Hanley were most likely scratches.

Up Next
The Stars will host the Chicago Blackhawks again on Sunday at 7:00 p.m. Central.

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