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.
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.