Blackhawks top Stars 3-2 in shootout in opener

DALLAS (AP) - Patrick Sharp scored the tying goal in the third period, Patrick Kane had the only goal in the shootout and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 Thursday night.

The Stars had turned away several good scoring chances for the high-scoring duo of Kane and Jonathan Toews before Sharp beat Kari Lehtonen 11:10 into the third.

Kane beat Lehtonen high on the glove side in the shootout. Corey Crawford stopped Dallas tries from Tyler Seguin and newcomers Jason Spezza and Ales Hemsky.

The Stars opened on the same ice where last season ended in a first-round playoff series against Anaheim. Chicago lost Game 7 of the Western Conference finals to the Los Angeles Kings.

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