Lehtonen collects season-high 47 saves to help Stars edge Blackhawks

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Kari Lehtonen had a season-high 47 saves, and Antoine Roussel converted a penalty shot in the third period as the Dallas Stars snapped the Chicago Blackhawks’ six-game winning streak with a 4-3 victory on Tuesday night.

Valeri Nichushkin had a goal and an assist for the Stars, who had dropped four of five, including consecutive shootout losses at home in their previous two games. Alex Chiasson and Erik Cole also scored.

Second-period goals by Nick Leddy and Johnny Oduya helped the Blackhawks erase a 3-0 deficit, but they went 1 for 5 on the power play in their second regulation home loss of the season.

The Stars appeared to be headed for a heartbreaking collapse before Roussel skated in on Corey Crawford and was awarded a penalty shot after Niklas Hjalmarsson hacked away at him with his stick.

Roussel then beat Crawford with a backhander into the upper right corner at 3:01, and Lehtonen stepped up with a series of solid saves to help the Stars hold on for their seventh victory in their last eight road games.

Dallas was once again without forward Tyler Seguin, who missed his second straight game with concussion-like symptoms. He leads the team with 12 goals.

The Blackhawks continued to generate quality opportunities in the third after tying the game in the second, but Lehtonen was there each time. He had a solid stop on Brandon Saad before Roussel’s penalty shot and then made a great save on Sharp to keep the Stars in front midway through the period.

Stars center Ryan Garbutt was helped from the ice after he took a slap shot to his right leg in the first period, but he returned.

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