Jason Robertson scored 4:30 in overtime and the Dallas Stars defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 in the final game of the season for each team.
CHICAGO – Jason Robertson scored 4:30 in overtime and the Dallas Stars defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 on Monday night in the final game of the season for each team.
Miro Hiskainen had a goal and an assist for Dallas (23–19–14), which dropped six of seven. Joe Pavelski, Jason Dickinson and Joel Kiviranta also scored and Jake Oettinger scored 19 goals.
“There’s a lot of pride in that room, and we were good to see the fight tonight,” Pavlewski said. “Very fun game to play in.”
The Stars played most of the shots on the night, finishing with a 50–23 advantage in goals. But Kiwiranta and Dickinson trailed 4–2 before 1:54 apart midway in the third round.
Radek Faksa got a double minor for sticking late in the regulation, but Dallas hit a penalty. Jamie Benn then shot Blackhawks goalkeeper Colin Delia, and Robertson knocked for his 17th home run of the year.
“Obviously it was a crazy game,” Oettinger said. “People gave me big time.”
It was Dallas’ 20th game, which was beyond regulation, and it ended with a NHL-14 high deficit in those situations.
“It’s a neat thing to finally overcome that and win the last game,” Robertson said. . So these are mixed feelings. “
Delia made 45 stops and Alex DeBrinette extended his rhythm-scoring streak to seven in a row, but Chicago (24-26-6) finished the season with seven defeats in their last nine games. DeBrint, Dylan Stome, Pius Sutter and Vinny Hinostroza each had a goal and an assist.
“A little tired after that one,” Delia said.
DeBrincat and Suter helped Chicago get off to a quick start in their second game of the season with a crowd at United Center.
DeBrincat leapfrogged on Dallas turnovers, skating alone on Oettinger and converting a backhand 53 seconds into the game. Suter then received a sleek pass from DeBrincat and sent a wrist shot from Oettinger’s right circle towards the glove at 1:22.
The 23-year-old DeBrint scored 32 goals with the team. He scored nine goals and two assists while drawing his season-ending streak.
Dallas got one back when Pavelski, a wide-opener, slammed his team into 25th at best, 4:30 left from the front.
Heskanen hit a shot in the second in the post, and the Blackhawks reached the other end for a 2-on-break. Stoint got a pass from Hinostroza and left Ottinger with a 3-32 lead at 3:32.
It was Strom’s first goal since April 10 and was No. 9 on the year. He was a healthy scratch for four of the last nine matches.
“We got some opportunistic goals that allowed us to move forward,” coach Jeremy Colliton said. “But ultimately it was not enough.”
Patrick Kane, Dominic Kubalik and David Kampf played in every game for the Blackhawks. Pavelski and defensemen Jamie Oleksiak and Essa Lindell scored for the stars.
The Blackhawks first recognized their COVID-19 testing staff during the time period. The crowd created a furore when they showed the activists on the overhead videoboard.
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