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Hitchcock moves up wins list with Stars' victory against Red Wings

Dallas coach now tied for third in NHL history

by Sean Shapiro / Correspondent

DALLAS -- John Klingberg had a goal and an assist for the Dallas Stars in a 4-2 win against the Detroit Red Wings at American Airlines Center on Tuesday.

Dallas coach Ken Hitchcock got NHL win No. 782 to tie Al Arbour for third in League history.

"He's been a [heck] of a coach for a long time," Stars goalie Ben Bishop said. "Hopefully we can get him many more (wins) and have him keep climbing."


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Tyler SeguinMattias Janmark and Martin Hanzal also scored for Dallas (1-2-0). Bishop made 23 saves for his first win with the Stars.

Klingberg gave Dallas a 1-0 lead at 9:15 of the first period when his shot from the point went through a screen, hit the post and went into the net off the back of goalie Petr Mrazek's right skate.

"We were actually setting up another play, but the puck came right back in the middle," Klingberg said. "So I just kind of moved right on the blue line and tried to shoot past the blocker there. It bounced in somehow." 

Seguin gave Dallas a 2-0 lead with 31 seconds remaining in the period. His power-play one-timer beat Mrazek over the blocker and went off the crossbar and into the net after a pass from Klingberg.

Video: DET@DAL: Klingberg tallies off post from long range

Jamie Benn got his 300th NHL assist on the goal. 

Justin Abdelkader made it 2-1 with a 4-on-3 power-play goal at 3:50 of the second period.

Janmark gave Dallas a 3-1 lead at 8:05 of the second. 

Mantha made it 3-2 with 4:49 remaining in the third period.

"Yeah, spin and hope for the best. I knew we had traffic," Mantha said. "We just tried to shoot. I just wanted to turn around and fire that puck."

Hanzal scored into an empty net with two seconds left to make it 4-2. 

Mrazek made 29 saves for Detroit (2-1-0).

Video: DET@DAL: Abdelkader taps in Zetterberg's feed for PPG


Goal of the game

Janmark controlled the puck and avoided Nick Jensen and Xavier Ouellett before beating Mrazek with a wrist shot.

Video: DET@DAL: Janmark beats Mrazek with great effort


Save of the game

Bishop made a glove save on Mantha's slap shot on a breakaway at 13:35 of the first period with the Stars leading 1-0.

Video: DET@DAL: Bishop shuts the door on Mantha's slapper


Highlight of the game

Seguin scored on a one-timer from the top of the circle with the man-advantage. The Stars' top power-play unit has scored in three straight games. 

Video: DET@DAL: Seguin goes bar-down on blistering one-timer


They said it

"We didn't have nearly enough O-zone time. Now they play defense a little bit different in the D-zone, so it makes it a little bit harder. But I didn't think we had enough guys at that ultra, ultra-competitive level. Our competitive level can't be fine, it's got to be outstanding and I also think we didn't have enough guys skating well enough, so we didn't have enough pressure on them." -- Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill


"It's exciting, especially at home in front of the crowd, it's nice. Maybe like to have done it in the first one, but we'll take the two points. Big win for us, you never want to lose three in a row in this league," -- goalie Ben Bishop on his first win with the Stars


Need to know

Detroit defenseman Danny DeKeyser left in the second period because of a lower-body injury. Blashill said DeKeyser will be re-evaluated Wednesday. Red Wings defenseman Mike Green had two assists, giving him six in three games. … Janmark, who missed last season because of a genetic knee disorder, has three points (two goals, one assist) in three games.


What's next

Red Wings: At the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday (10 p.m. ET; FS-A, FS-D, NHL.TV)

Stars: At the Nashville Predators on Thursday (8 p.m. ET; FS-TN, FS-SW, NHL.TV)


Video: Klingberg tallies goal, assist in Stars' first win

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