Blackhawks 2, Stars 2
DALLAS (AP) _ Phil Housley’s power-play goal with 10:25 left in regulation lifted the Chicago Blackhawks to a 2-2 tie with the Dallas Stars on Saturday night.
Housley’s third goal of the season came when his slap shot glanced off the stick of Dallas’ Pierre Turgeon and past Stars goalie Ed Belfour.
Pat Verbeek’s power play tally with 14:25 remaining in regulation had given the Stars a 2-1 lead.
With Chicago’s Michael Nylander in the penalty box for his third highsticking infraction of the night, Verbeek was set up in front of the net and poked Valeri Kamensky’s centering pass past Chicago goaltender Jocelyn Thibault for Verbeek’s first goal of the season.
Niko Kapanen received the second assist on the play, the first NHL point for the Finnish rookie.
Dallas’ Brenden Morrow got the only goal of the first period, converting Jamie Langenbrunner’s centering pass from the right boards at 16:07 for Morrow’s third.
Chicago tied it at 1 at 18:15 of the second period on Kyle Calder’s rebound, his third goal of the season.
The Stars were playing their third game in four nights, going 1-0-2.
Notes: Tony Amonte was in the Blackhawks lineup to extend his streak of games played to 336, longest among active players. Amonte missed practice on Friday due to an undisclosed injury. ... Stars center Mike Modano was scratched because of a bruise above his kneecap. ... Dallas center Joe Nieuwendyk suffered a broken nose that knocked him out for the rest of game early in the second period when he fell to the ice after a scrap with Housley for a loose puck.