Dallas Stars dump Detroit Red Wings, 4-2
DALLAS (AP) — The first win for the Dallas Stars this season was No. 782 of Ken Hitchcock’s career. And that’s a significant figure for NHL coaches.
Now in his second stint with Dallas, Hitchcock tied Al Arbour for third place on the all-time wins list Tuesday night. John Klingberg and Tyler Seguin scored first-period goals, and the Stars never trailed in a 4-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings.
Anthony Mantha’s goal with 4:49 remaining pulled Detroit (2-1) within one, but the Red Wings couldn’t tie the game even with goalie Petr Mrazek pulled for the final 2:56.
Mattias Janmark scored in the second period for the Stars (1-2), and Martin Hanzal put the puck into an empty net with 2 seconds remaining. Ben Bishop made 23 saves.
Justin Abdelkader scored in the second period for the Red Wings. Mrazek finished with 29 saves.
Dallas dominated the first period, winning 17 of 22 faceoffs. Jason Spezza won six of seven draws, including one that set up Klingberg’s goal at 9:15.
For the game, Dallas won 58 percent of the faceoffs, led by Spezza going 13 for 16.
“We’ve got to do a better job in the faceoff circle,” Detroit coach Jeff Blashill said.