The Chicago Blackhawks and Dallas Stars faced off for a Sunday afternoon classic. The Dallas Stars took an early lead when Radek Faksa scored on a breakaway. Alexander Radulov would make it 2-0 in the First Period when he got a great opportunity in front of the Blackhawks net. The First Period would end 2-0 in favor of Dallas Stars.
Dallas kept their foot on the pedal when they went up 3-0 early in the Second Period. At this point, I was about to take the melatonin and get some sleep before my shift tonight. Just as I was about to head to bed, Chris Kunitz put one past the Star’s goalie to put the Blackhawks on the board. Later in the Second Period, Drake Caggiula looked like he had scored a goal but the referee called it off. The play was under review and it was determined it was a goal. This goal gave the Blackhawks momentum and a chance in a game where they were down 3-0 at one point. The Second Period would end with 3-2 in favor for Dallas.
Blackhawks kept the moment early in the Third Period when Jonathon Toews scored on a Power Play to tie the score up. O Captain, O Captain we see you extending his point streak to 6 games. The Blackhawks momentum would be dismissed when the Dallas Stars got a 5-3 Power Play and capitalized. Dallas took a 4-3 lead midway though the Third Peirod. The Blackhawks got a final opportunity when Kahun was stuck with a high stick and Polak was handed a 4-minute double minor with 4:43 remaining in the game. The Blackhawks weren’t able to capitalize and Dallas won 4-3.
This weekend was a disappointing weekend as a Blackhawk fan. They lost to the Colorado Avalanche on Friday night and lost to Dallas Stars today. Both of these teams are fighting for a wild card position in the playoffs and the Blackhawks needed to at least pick up some points from this weekend to keep in the race. The Blackhawks aren’t out of it, but this weekend didn’t help their chances. The Blackhawks are back on Wednesday night vs Anaheim Ducks.