Klingberg, Stars end five-game skid with OT victory against Blackhawks


DALLAS — John Klingberg scored his first goal of the season on a power play at 2:13 of overtime, and the Dallas Stars ended a five-game losing streak with a 4-3 win against the Chicago Blackhawks at American Airlines Center on Saturday.

Klingberg, who went 22 games without a goal, won it after Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane took a hooking penalty at 1:31 of overtime.

Joe Pavelski had two goals and two assists for the Stars (14-12-2), who were 3-for-8 on the power play. Jake Oettinger made 20 saves.

Dominik Kubalik tied it in the third period for the Blackhawks (11-15-4), who trailed 3-1 in the second. Kevin Lankinen made 35 saves.

Pavelski gave Dallas a 1-0 lead on the power play when his cross-ice pass deflected off the skate of Seth Jones at 5:16 of the first period.

He scored again with the man-advantage 2:08 later on a redirection from Roope Hintz (three assists) at 7:24 to make it 2-0.

The Stars outshot the Blackhawks 18-4 in the first period.

Alex DeBrincat cut it to 2-1 with a power-play goal at 5:04 of the second after a cross-ice pass from Patrick Kane.

Jason Robertson restored the Stars’ two-goal lead 14 seconds later with a backhand shot at 5:18 to make it 3-1.

Dylan Strome cut it to 3-2 when he finished off a 2-on-1 with Brandon Hagel (two assists) at 6:47.

Kubalik tied it 3-3 on a redirection of Hagel’s point shot at 11:55.

Dallas center Tanner Kero was taken off the ice on a stretcher after he was hit by Chicago forward Brett Connolly at 3:02 of the first period. The Stars said Kero is conscious, alert and responsive. He was taken to the hospital for precautionary measures and evaluation.

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