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RECAP: Blackhawks Fall to Stars in Shootout, 2-1

Lehner stops 40 of the 41 shots faced and Maatta nets first as a Blackhawk in shootout loss in Texas

by Carter Baum @CarterBaum / Blackhawks.com

The Blackhawks fell to the Dallas Stars on Saturday night in a shootout, 2-1. 

PLAYER OF THE GAME: Robin Lehner stopped 40 of the 41 shots he faced, including three during an overtime penalty kill.

STAT OF THE NIGHT: Duncan Keith became the third Blackhawk all-time, and second in the last week, to play in his 1,100th game. He trails only Stan Mikita (1,392) and Brent Seabrook (1,103) in games played. 

UP NEXT: The same two teams meet again in an extended home-and-home on Tuesday night at the United Center (TICKETS)


GAME RECAP

The Stars struck first in the opening frame off a shot from the point through traffic in front at 14:08. Off a draw to Robin Lehner's left, John Klingberg's slap shot deflected off the shin of Roope Hintz and into the back of the net for a 1-0 Dallas lead. 

Chicago would answer before the period's end as Olli Maatta scored for the first time as a member of the Blackhawks. Off a 2-on-1 rush, Alex DeBrincat found the defenseman jumping up into the rush with a cross-ice saucer pass and Maatta took a wrister that dribbled five-hole past Anton Khudobin to tie the game 1-1 at 17:24. 

Video: CHI@DAL: Maatta whips shot that trickles in

Chicago had two potential goals in the third period that were confirmed no-goals after video review and the game would head to overtime, 1-1. Each team had their chances to end it in the extra frame, including a Stars power play after the Blackhawks were whistled for too many men, but the game would stay deadlocked into the shootout. 

Joe Pavelski and Tyler Seguin scored for the Stars and Khudobin stopped Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane as the Stars took the game in a shootout, 2-1. 

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