Dallas Does Turco

DALLAS — Marty Turco couldn’t have asked for more with five stops and a comfortable 3-0 lead at the first intermission. But his high hopes couldn’t have gotten taken any lower in the way Friday’s game played out.

With some big stops and good chances the Hawks looked as if their were getting their routine back in order. Patrick Kane gets his 18th on the year with a nice take away in Dallas’ zone putting away an unassisted goal to start the Hawks first.

Not stopping his point streak Johnathan Toews gets an assist feeding the puck with help from Kane to Brent Seabrook coming down the middle lane getting it past Lehtonen.

Later in the first the Hawks get a chance with a 2 minute power play setting up Patrick Sharp with his 28th goal getting help from two great passes, Kane reaching Toews down next to the net, and then hooking up Sharp with a backdoor pass to a huge whole hitting the back off the net.

But the rest off the game wasn’t as pleasant for Chicago  Five minutes in Robidas got Dallas on the board with a wrap around goal. Shortly there  after Hawk’s Fernando Pisani gets checked brutally and remained on the ice for some time, only to sit out the rest off the game with a head injury.

With 4.2 seconds remaining the Stars took advantage of a power play getting the lead within one. “Every time we lose, it’s the same thing that happens and we don’t change it,” said Toews. “We had a good first period, and we had a good effort, we were doing the right things and somehow it goes away in the second. I don’t understand what’s going on and the writing’s on the wall. We get satisfied and we give teams a chance to come back.”

The third lead to be the same thing, it didn’t take long for the Stars to tie it up only taking 47 seconds to put another past former teammate Marty Turco.  The Hawks couldn’t get a winning goal in the third or the five minute overtime leading to a shoot out.  “Other than Morrow’s, where I knew where he was shooting, the other ones, you get beat, you get beat,” Turco said. “It’s a little tougher to swallow this time, but I felt pretty good. But not to get two points and the win is disappointing.”  Marty let in the all three of the first shooters goals and even with help from captain Toews the Hawks earned the lose in the shootout.  “This is the first time anything like this has happened in my career, and it was great,” Turco said. “It was a lot of fun and I enjoyed most of it.”

Chicago fans didn’t enjoy most of it but hope for better with Crawford in net Saturday night in Phoenix against the Coyotes at 7:00 pm on Versus. Chicago is currently trailing the Calgary Flames by three points for the final spot in the playoffs with 27 games remaining.