Sharp, Saad each net 2 as Blackhawks top Stars 6-2

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 11, 2013 at 12:33 am •  Published: December 11, 2013
Advertisement
;

DALLAS (AP) — Patrick Sharp is having a big season — and that's just counting his stats against the Stars.

Sharp extended his domination of Dallas with two more goals that sent the Chicago Blackhawks to a 6-2 victory Tuesday night.

Brandon Saad also scored twice for Chicago, which has won three of the four games between the teams. One victory was in a shootout.

Sharp has four goals and four assists against the Stars this season, with one goal at home and the other seven points in three games at Dallas. In his last eight games versus the Stars, he has eight goals and seven assists.

"We've had some success here, but it's still a tough place to play and the Stars are a tough team to play against," Sharp said. "I thought we did a good job of sending a lot of pucks on net. Not too many prime chances, but the ones we had, we made sure we capitalized on them."

Patrick Kane had a goal and two assists for the Blackhawks. Defenseman Michael Kostka returned after missing 24 games because of a foot injury to score Chicago's first goal.

The Central Division-leading Blackhawks (22-6-5) reached six goals for the fifth time this season, and second in a row. They defeated Florida 6-2 on Sunday.

Dallas has given up six goals in three different losses.

Antoine Roussel scored in the second period for the Stars (14-10-5) to end Antti Raanta's shutout bid. Roussel was credited with another goal when he deflected Sergei Gonchar's drive into the net with 19 seconds remaining in the game.

"I thought when we scored our first goal, we kind of got the momentum. But then they bounced back again. They're a hard team to play against," Roussel said.

Three of Roussel's seven goals have come against Chicago.

"He's the one bright spot," Stars coach Lindy Ruff said. "They hate playing against him, and he showed why. He wasn't afraid to get into dirty places and he got rewarded for being in the right place. I admire the way he plays the game."

Ruff couldn't find much else to say about his team that was positive.

"We just got flat-out outworked. You're not going to win like that. That was something we've taken a lot of pride in, but we got outskated," he said. "If we want to be one of the best teams, we've got to beat the best."

Raanta finished with 27 saves for his fourth win.

Dan Ellis replaced Stars starter Kari Lehtonen after he gave up four goals in the first 28:20.



Trending Now


AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    OKC Thunder: Anthony Morrow agrees to sign with Thunder
  2. 2
    10 Most Popular Wedding 'First Dance' Songs
  3. 3
    Psychologists Studied the Most Uptight States in America, and Found a Striking Pattern
  4. 4
    Facebook Post Saves Drowning Teen
  5. 5
    Saturday's front page of the New York Times sports section is simple: LeBron James and transactions
+ show more