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A get hit-and-miss debacle in Hawks 4-3 loss to Stars

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Blackhawks 3 0 0 0—3

Dallas 0 2 1 0—4

Dallas won shootout 3-1

First Period—1, HAWKS, Kane 18, 3:39. 2, HAWKS, Seabrook 4 (Toews, Kane), 4:10. 3, HAWKS, Sharp 28 (Toews, Kane), 12:56 (pp). Penalties—Sharp, HAWKS (boarding), 9:32; Robidas, Dal (tripping), 12:06; Eriksson, Dal (high-sticking), 14:05; Daley, Dal (delay of game), 15:16; Bolland, HAWKS (roughing), 15:32; Ott, Dal (roughing), 15:32.

Second Period—4, Dallas, Robidas 4, 15:59. 5, Dallas, B.Richards 23, 19:55 (pp). Penalties—Bickell, HAWKS (roughing), 5:29; Fistric, Dal (roughing, interference), 5:29; Bickell, HAWKS (hooking), 13:32; Brouwer, HAWKS (goaltender interference), 19:19.

Third Period—6, Dallas, Morrow 24 (Langenbrunner, Robidas), :47. Penalties—Seabrook, HAWKS (delay of game), 2:09; HAWKS bench, served by Frolik (too many men), 7:42; Ribeiro, Dal (tripping), 15:35.

Overtime—None. Penalties—None.

Shootout—HAWKS 1 (Toews G, Sharp NG), Dallas 3 (Morrow G, B.Richards G, Ribeiro G).

Shots on Goal—HAWKS 9-8-7-2—26. Dallas 5-17-10-3—35.

Power-play opportunities—HAWKS 1 of 5; Dallas 1 of 5.

Goalies—HAWKS, Turco 11-11-3 (35 shots-32 saves). Dallas, Lehtonen 23-14-6 (26-23).

Referees—Greg Kimmerly, Chris Lee. Linesmen—David Brisebois, Scott Cherrey.

A—17,569 (18,532). T—2:43.

Video: Mark Fistric's hit on Fernando Pisani

Updated: September 24, 2012 6:25AM



DALLAS — With a resounding thud, the Dallas Stars changed the complexion of the game against the Blackhawks on Friday.

Five minutes into the second period, defenseman Mark Fistric sent Fernando Pisani crashing into the boards at the end of the Stars’ bench. Pisani’s head bounced off the glass and then snapped off the bench. Afterward, he stayed on the ice for several moments.

Hawks winger Bryan Bickell came charging in after Fistric, but the damage was already done. The momentum was changed. The Stars pounded their way out of a three-goal hole for a 4-3 victory in a shootout at American Airlines Center.

“We get satisfied, and we give teams a chance to come back,” Hawks captain Jonathan Toews said. “[After the Pisani hit], we can work our butts off on that power play and really try to show them up and get them back for hurting one of our players — and we don’t. We were satisfied, and it was a terrible power play.”

Marty Turco — in his first appearance in Dallas after starring for the Stars for nine years — was beaten by Brenden Morrow, Brad Richards and Mike Ribeiro in the shootout.

Turco (32 saves) was strong late in the third to ensure the Hawks got at least a point. He made a handful of big stops, including tough ones on Loui Eriksson and Jamie Langenbrunner.

“It was a fun environment for me to come back to,” Turco said. “I felt pretty comfortable .  .  . and was playing my game and trying to win. That’s the disappointment — not coming away with a win with where we are [in the standings] and how valuable these points are.”

The Hawks have a chance to redeem themselves tonight against the Phoenix Coyotes, but their lineup will be drastically different.

Pisani was one of three Hawks who left the game. Viktor Stalberg and Ryan Johnson also left after all the tough play by the Stars, who outhit the Hawks 39-16.

Stalberg left first in the second period and appeared to be favoring his shoulder after taking a hit. Pisani needed help off the ice and to the dressing room. Johnson didn’t return after the second intermission.

All three are officially considered day-to-day with upper-body injuries, but they will be re-evaluated today. Coach Joel Quenneville said the Hawks are unlikely to recall a player from the Rockford IceHogs for tonight’s game.

There’s a chance Marian Hossa (flu) will play, while John Scott and Jordan Hendry are expected to play forward.

“It was a shorter bench than we’re generally accustomed to [Friday],” Quenneville said. “We rolled three lines.”

Patrick Kane had a goal and two assists, Patrick Sharp and Brent Seabrook also scored and Toews added two assists as the Hawks grabbed a 3-0 lead in the first.

It was nearly a four-goal lead, but Seabrook was robbed by Kari Lehtonen (23 saves) during a 5-on-3 power play. The puck was caught by Lehtonen and appeared to cross the goal line. But it was reviewed and ruled no good.

“The picture we saw, it looked like it had to be in,” Quenneville said.

Things significantly changed in the second period. The Stars went after the Hawks as seen in their hit on Pisani that knocked him out of the game.

It could have been worse, too. Niklas Hjalmarsson went down after blocking a shot from Richards during a final-minute power play in the second. The puck came back to Richards as Hjalmarsson was curled on the ice, and he fired in a goal with 4.2 seconds left to cut the Hawks’ lead to 3-2.

Stephane Robidas scored the Stars’ first goal at 15:59 in the second. Their momentum continued in the third as Morrow tied it 47 seconds in.



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