Robertson scored twice in the Stars’ 6-4 win over the Blackhawks

Robertson scored twice in the Stars' 6-4 win over the Blackhawks

CHICAGO ( Associated Press) — Jason Robertson scored his team’s leading 33rd and 34th goals in the space of nearly three minutes, and the Dallas Stars cemented their hold on the wild-card spot with a 6-4 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday night. Did it

Robertson’s first goal broke the 3-all tie with nine minutes left in the second. He then defeated Chicago goalkeeper Kevin Lankinan with a perfect screen shot with 5 1/2 minutes to go, allowing Dallas to take charge of a seesaw contest and give Chicago their seventh consecutive loss (0-5-2). Got it.

Roop Hintz had one goal and two assists, and Joe Pawelski, Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn added a goal and an assist to help Dallas rebound in a 3-1 loss at home to New Jersey on Saturday.

Ryan Suter and Miro Hiskanen made two assists each for the Stars, which improved to 41–27–4 (86 points) and went two points ahead of Vegas for the second Western Conference wild card. Dallas is one point behind Nashville, which is in the top wild-card spot. Jake Oettinger made 36 saves in the second game of back-to-back games.

Philip Kurashev and Jonathan Toes were credited with scoring goals in the first period, when they had Dallas defender Essa Lindell run away as they tried to break up plays. Kirby Dach and Boris Kachok also scored for Chicago. Patrick Kane had two assistants

Lincoln, who was unstable, allowed five goals on 20 shots over the course of two periods. He was replaced at the start of the third by Colin Delia, who made nine saves.

Ben’s power-play goal 4:14 opened the scoring in the game. Alone in front, he flipped a rebound off Lankinen and fell into the net.

The Blackhawks took a 2–1 lead on goals from Kurashev and Toz. Lindell spreads Kurashev’s pass to bite Touse at 2-on-1, but the puck slipped through Lindell’s body and left Oettinger behind at 8:09. Oettinger went across the crease in anticipation of a shot from Toes and could not recover.

Toes made it 2-1 at 11:24 when his pass to Kirby Dach was deflected in front of the net by Lindell’s stick.

Pawelski tied it more than 2 minutes later with a door deflection from Tyler Segin’s left circle on the power-play.

Hintz made it 3-2 in 1:47 of the second on a quick shot from high in the slot after a turnover by the Dutch. Kachok tied it up with a cross-ice pass at 9:11 a.m. at 3 p.m.

Robertson passed Dallas 2:02 later. After Hintz’s shot hit the back board, Robertson loosened Lankinen’s pads from the right side of the net.

Robertson made it 5-3 with 5:28 in the second on a shot through traffic from the coming right boards just inside the top left corner of the net.

Seguins finished the scoring in the third with 4:35 remaining. It was his third goal in four matches.

Junior Reunion

Blackhawks lead scorers Alex Debrincat, Dylan Strom and recently acquired Taylor Radisch skated together on a line. The three forwards were junior teammates with the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League in 2014–15 and 2015–16.


Dallas lost the season series 3–0–0 to Chicago. … 37-year-old Pawelski has 72 points. His career-high is 79, set with San Jose in 2013–14. … Blackhawks f Dominic Kubalik were a healthy scratch for the second time this season. Hoping to be a sniper, Kubalik has scored one goal in his last 15 appearances and just 12 this season. …the catchoff goal with Chicago was their first goal after being acquired by Tampa Bay on the trade deadline.


Stars: Hosts Tampa Bay on Tuesday. Dallas plays seven of its last 10 at home.

Blackhawks: Host Los Angeles on Tuesday.


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