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Blackhawks 3, Stars 2 (OT)

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DALLAS -- Marian Hossa scored 1:41 into overtime as the Chicago Blackhawks (4-0-0) remained unbeaten with a 3-2 overtime win over the Dallas Stars (2-1-1) before 17,868 fans at American Airlines Center.

Hossa's goal came 1:41 after Chicago went on the power play for a seventh time in the game after Stars captain Brenden Morrow was called for interference 22 seconds into the extra frame. It was the Blackhawks' third power-play goal of the game.

Dallas took a 1-0 lead to the first intermission when Loui Eriksson scored a shorthanded goal with 1.4 seconds left. The Stars then had a great chance to double their advantage in the second period when Ryan Garbutt was awarded a penalty shot but his backhanded attempt was denied by Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford.

The Stars went ahead 2-0 at 10:41 of the second when Ray Whitney knocked a backhand past Crawford for his second goal of the year. But Chicago's Patrick Sharp made it a one-goal game at 15:57 of the second when he scored on the power play. Sharp's second goal of the year landed in the back of the Dallas net after deflecting off the stick of Stars' defenseman Trevor Daley.

Dallas nearly regained a two-goal lead with one second left in the second period when an Alex Goligoski slap shot looked poised to go in before Chicago's Duncan Keith cleared it away from the visiting goal.

NOTES: On Wednesday afternoon, Dallas recalled center Tomas Vincour from Texas of the AHL. Prior to being recalled, Vincour had 19 points (7-12-19) in 39 AHL games. ... Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville played against Dallas RW Jaromir Jagr in his 1990 NHL debut. Quenneville was then with the Capitals while Jagr was with the Penguins. ... During the second period, the Stars announced they had agreed to terms with center Jamie Benn, a 2012 All-Star and a restricted free agent. Benn was Dallas' second-leading scorer last season and could rejoin the club as soon as Saturday, when they host St. Louis. ... Left wing Loui Eriksson scored a short-handed goal with 1.4 seconds left in the first period, Dallas' first short-handed tally of the season. Eriksson led the Stars with two short-handed goals last season. ... The Blackhawks were held scoreless in the first period for the first time this season.

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