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Blackhawks collapse in late game after embarrassing loss to Stars

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DALLAS — The Blackhawks have had quite a few meltdowns in recent seasons, but Wednesday’s collapse against the Stars may have been their worst yet.

The Hawks conceded five goals in the final 10 minutes of the game, lost 6-4 in regulation, and threw it all out midway through the third period in what appeared to be one of their best performances of the season. .

“It’s a game we have to find a way to close out,” Max Domme said bluntly. “We have to find a way to win it. rice field”

Domi gave the Hawks a 4-1 lead with 10:23 remaining thanks to a brilliant diving poke on the rebound, and after a fantastic second period in which the Hawks scored three times and had full control of the play, the insurance slammed into the seems to have been added.

But then the wheels fell off completely. Jamie Benn scored a power play goal with 9:45 left before Mason Marchment and Ty Delandrea found the net twice with 14 seconds to tie the match with 5:48 left.

Radek Faxa scored the game-winning goal with an innocent bank-in from Hawks goalkeeper Petr Murazek with 1:33 remaining. Although initially not considered a goal, the puck clearly crossed the line in the replay. Jason Robertson added an empty net at the end.

Hawks coach Luke Richardson says his team is on a five-game losing streak and has lost 11 of its last 13 games, but he’s not thinking of calling timeouts to slow the Stars down. .

“We didn’t have a work ethic, so we sat down a bit. [exactly] We tried to keep it, but they came in hard and we didn’t handle it very well,” Richardson said. I thought the players worked really hard for 40 to 50 minutes, but the game is 60 minutes, so it’s a hard lesson to learn.”

Domi added: But when that happens, you’ll have to find a way to weather the storm, tighten it up a bit, and find a way to stand in front of the pack and let it out. [If we] Win the game by just playing simple hockey for the last 10 minutes. That’s a big deal. ”

Defenseman Seth Jones played at 21:13 and scored his first goal of the season on his return from a thumb injury. He said he felt decent but he made some “hard plays”.

Forward Sam Lafferty missed the third period with an injury, contributing to the fatigue of the Hawks as they tried to defend against an onslaught of chances. Richardson said Lafferty is “in pain” and will be reassessed on Thursday before the Hawks’ home matinee against the Canadiens on Friday.


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