Sharp to the rescue after Stars blow lead
DALLAS – Patrick Sharp scored on a power play with 19 seconds remaining, and the Dallas Stars beat the Carolina Hurricanes 6-5 on Tuesday night after blowing a four-goal lead.
Sharp took a pass from John Klingberg above the right faceoff circle and sent a slapshot off Carolina goalie Eddie Lack and into the net.
The Hurricanes had rallied with four third-period goals to tie the score with 6:43 remaining.
Dallas' Jamie Benn scored his league-leading 19th goal and added three assists.
Justin Faulk, a South St. Paul native, scored his league-leading 10th and 11th power-play goals during Carolina's third-period rally.
•KANE EXTENDS STREAK, SCORES 600TH POINT: Patrick Kane extended his point streak to 23 games with an empty-net goal with 1:36 left, and the Blackhawks beat the Predators 4-1 in Chicago. Teuvo Teravainen and Andrew Shaw each had a goal and an assist for Chicago, and Corey Crawford made 36 saves. Kane's 17th goal of the season was his 600th NHL point. The winger, who entered as the NHL's leading scorer, has 14 goals and 23 assists during his franchise-record streak.
•OKPOSO STARS IN SHOOTOUT: Kyle Okposo scored the only goal of the shootout, Frans Nielsen scored twice in regulation and the Islanders beat the Flyers 4-3 in Philadelphia. Jaroslav Halak had 43 saves through overtime and stopped all three Flyers attempts in the tiebreaker. Okposo, New York's second skater in the shootout, used a stellar move to pull the puck onto his forehand before roofing it over Michal Neuvirth.
•OSHIE, OVECHKIN HELP CAPS WIN: T.J. Oshie and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored in the shootout, and the Capitals got a key goal from Alex Ovechkin in a 3-2 victory over the Red Wings in Washington. After Ovechkin tied the score at 10:51 of the third period, Washington killed a Detroit power play in overtime to force the shootout. Despite the loss, the Red Wings earned a point in an 11th consecutive game (8-0-3).
•BLUES GET A SHORTY: Alexander Steen's shorthanded goal with 9 seconds left in the third period broke a tie, and the Blues went on to beat the Coyotes 4-1 in St. Louis.
•FLAMES TOP SHARKS: Michael Frolik and Mikael Backlund scored second-period goals and Kari Ramo made 31 saves for the Flames in a 4-2 victory over the visiting Sharks. Calgary won its third in a row, while San Jose lost its fourth straight.
•MONTADOR FAMILY SUES NHL: The family of the late Blackhawks defenseman Steve Montador sued the NHL, accusing the league of failing to keep him reasonably safe and not providing him with crucial medical information on the permanent ramifications of brain trauma. Montador, who played for six NHL teams, died in February at age 35 of an undisclosed cause at his home in Mississauga, Ontario. His brain was donated to the Canadian Sports Concussion Project and an autopsy showed widespread chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE.