Neither team had a plethora of good scoring chances in the opening 20 minutes, but Dallas cashed in on the best one. Steve Ott got behind the defense and Brad Richards found him with a pass from inside the Stars’ zone. Neither Niklas Hjalmarsson nor Brent Seabrook were able to recover in time while Ott scored his 11th of the year.
Both teams had a power play chance each, but very little in the way of offensive threats occurred during the man advantages.
The Hawks had 11 shots on net to the Stars eight.