EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Dallas scored 16:05 into overtime after Joe Pavelski forced the extra period by completing a hat trick in the final seconds of regulation and the Stars beat the Calgary Flames 5-4 on Sunday to even their Western Conference playoff series.
John Klingberg’s hard shot appeared to be tipped by Alexander Radulov before getting past Cam Talbot on the 62nd shot for the Stars, their most since 63 in a five-overtime loss in the 2003 playoffs.READ MORE: Oakridge High School Teacher Bonnie Guess Mazock Arrested, Charged For Alleged Inappropriate Relationship With Student
Klingberg got credit for the goal initially, but the Stars said Radulov would get credit for it. The NHL hasn’t officially changed the scoring. Klingberg had two assists before the deciding goal.
The series is tied 2-2 with Game 5 on Tuesday.
Pavelski recorded the first playoff hat trick since the Dallas franchise moved from Minnesota in 1993, and the first of his career on his 53rd career postseason goal.
Tobias Rieder tied an NHL record with his third short-handed goal of the playoffs, and Calgary got one in a third straight game against Dallas, for a 4-3 lead early in the third period.READ MORE: Nissan Recalling 790K+ Rogue SUVs; Wiring Trouble Raises Fire Risk
Derek Ryan hit Rieder in stride with a pass after chasing down a loose puck. Rieder easily beat Anton Khudobin, who had several big saves in overtime before the winning shot. Talbot stopped 57 shots for Calgary.
Pavelski pushed a rebound past Talbot with 11.9 seconds left in regulation after Jason Dickinson appeared to get Dallas even with 2 1/2 minutes remaining. Corey Perry was called for goalie interference when he got stuck behind Talbot as Dickinson gathered the puck and backhanded it in.
Calgary’s Sam Bennett scored twice, with Bennett’s second giving the Flames their first lead at 3-2 at 14:50 of the second period. Denis Gurianov pulled the Stars even in the final minute of the second.
Rieder scored short-handed during Dallas’ only win in the series, 5-4 in Game 2. Mikael Backlund opened the scoring with a short-handed tally in a 2-0 win in Game 3. It’s the first time the Stars have allowed three short-handed goals in a series.
Dallas scored the first goal for the first time in the seven games after the restart when Pavelski poked a rebound past Talbot late in the first period. Pavelski’s second goal was a wrist shot in transition.MORE NEWS: Morning Wind Chills In The 20s As Light Rain/Snow Moves Toward Parts Of North Texas
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