Jason Williams’ goal with 20.4 seconds left lifts Chicago past Dallas 5-4

DALLAS – Jason Williams scored twice, including the winning goal with 20.4 seconds remaining and the Chicago Blackhawks snapped a nine-game losing streak in Dallas, beating the Stars 5-4 on Wednesday night.

Dallas centre Mike Modano was initially awarded an assist on Sergei Zubov’s power-play goal in the third for his 1,232nd point, matching Phil Housley for the most points by an American-born NHL player. After the game, it was ruled Modano never touched the puck and the assist was taken away from him.

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Zubov’s second goal of the third period gave the Stars, which trailed 3-1 after two periods, a 4-3 lead with 9:43 left. Williams tied the game 2:42 earlier, then gave the Blackhawks their first win in Dallas since 2001.

James Wisniewski fired a long pass to Williams, who fired a wrist shot from the right circle past goalie Mike Smith.

Chicago last won in Texas on March 7, 2001 – back when they played at Reunion Arena.