National Hockey League
Dallas 5, Chicago 1
When: 8:00 PM ET, Thursday, April 8, 2021
Where: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Referees: Tom Chmielewski, Mitch Dunning
Linesmen: Devin Berg, Bryan Pancich
Attendance: N/A

Roope Hintz had a goal and three assists for the visiting Dallas Stars in a 5-1 win against the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night.

Blake Comeau scored two goals, Jason Robertson and Miro Heiskanen also scored, and Anton Khudobin made 38 saves for the Stars, who ended a two-game losing streak.

Dominik Kubalik scored and Kevin Lankinen made 29 saves for Chicago, which dropped four points back of the fourth-place Nashville Predators in the Central Division.

The Stars scored three unanswered goals in the second period to take a 4-1 lead.

Hintz centered a pass to Robertson, who was in close on Lankinen. Robertson stopped the puck and Lankinen continued to slide to his left, allowing Robertson to tuck the puck in the net for a 2-1 lead at 1:13.

Heiskanen scored on a wrist shot from the high slot while on the power play to extend the lead to 3-1 at 14:02.

Comeau, who came in with one goal in 32 games this season, got loose on a breakaway and scored his first goal of the game at 15:47 to make it 4-1.

Comeau scored again off a feed from Hintz following a turnover for a 5-1 lead 50 seconds into the third period.

Ryan Carpenter was in the penalty box for slashing Hintz when Hintz gave the Stars a 1-0 lead at 9:19 of the first period.

Lankinen made a save on Jamie Benn off a cross pass from in close but lost his stick on the save and Hintz scored up high on the rebound for his 12th goal of the season and fifth on the power play.

Benn had two assists.

The Blackhawks tied it 1-1 at 14:05 of the first period.

Vinnie Hinostroza won the puck in the corner and quickly centered a pass to Kubalik, who had crept to the front of the crease. He redirected the puck in the net for his 14th goal of the season.

Chicago won the opener of the two-game set 4-2 on Tuesday.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Dallas   Chicago
Roope Hintz 4 Points Dominik Kubalik 1
Blake Comeau 2 Goals Dominik Kubalik 1
Roope Hintz 3 Assists Vinnie Hinostroza 1
Roope Hintz 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Anton Khudobin .974 Save Percentage Kevin Lankinen .853
Anton Khudobin 38 Saves Kevin Lankinen 29
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Dallas 34 5 2-3 3-3 6 30
Chicago 39 1 0-3 1-3 6 22
Upcoming Games
  • Chicago will play their next game on the road against Columbus. The Blackhawks have a W/L % of .389 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play their next game at home against Florida. The Stars have a W/L % of .308 after a win and .375 after a loss.