DALLAS—Steve Ott had two goals, including a tiebreaking power-play tally off a solo rush early in the third period, and the Stars beat the Blackhawks 5-4 on Tuesday to end the Hawks’ three-game winning streak.Ott skated up the middle, found open ice after splitting two defenders, and fired a wrist shot past Antti Niemi to make it 5-4 at 4:07 of the final period.Loui Eriksson and Ott scored for the Stars in a 35-second span early in the second period.Dallas’ Mike Modano picked up his 549th goal in his 1,600th NHL game, tying Ron Francis for 25th on the career list. Mike Ribeiro also scored and Brad Richards had two assists for the Stars, 7-1-2 in their last 10 at home. Patrick Kane scored twice, giving him seven goals in his last five games. Troy Brouwer and Colin Fraser also had goals for the Blackhawks, who’ve lost both meetings with the Stars after sweeping four games from Dallas last season.The Blackhawks nearly tied it at 5 with 5:07 left but Marty Turco made two stops on point-blank attempts by Jonathan Toews.Turco stopped all 11 shots he faced in the final period with the help of five blocked shots by teammates.The Blackhawks started the night as one of the league’s hottest teams, having gone 7-1 in their previous eight games, and the Blackhawks made a strong early push with an 11-0 shots edge in the first five minutes.The Blackhawks capitalized on the game’s first power play when Brouwer fired a rebound past Turco at 3:10 of the opening period.Dallas made it 1-all on its first shot of the game when Modano’s power-play wrister from low in the left circle went in over Cristobal Huet’s left shoulder at 5:14 in the first.The Blackhawks went in front 3-2 on Fraser’s first goal of the season late in the first, set up by a centering pass from Kris Versteeg.Dallas tied it at 3 when Eriksson’s shot dribbled through Huet’s pads and over the goal line 57 seconds into the second.Ott’s fluky goal 35 seconds later that pinballed off the skate of a Hawk defenseman gave Dallas the lead.The Blackhawks tied it at 4 with 3.5 seconds left in the second when Kane knocked a rebound past Turco.The Hawks held a 21-8 shots edge after one period with the help of three power plays, and the Blackhawks capitalized on two man-advantage situations.
NOTES—Turco missed the two previous games with the flu….The Hawks had killed 25 straight power plays before Modano’s goal….Versteeg and D Niklas Hjalmarsson rejoined the Blackhawks after missing a home-and-home weekend set against Nashville with flulike symptoms