The Stars struggled to get anything going when they hosted the Blackhawks last week, but they jumped out to an early lead Tuesday thanks to a brilliant goal from Patrick Eaves.
Eaves took a pass from Jamie Benn and somehow managed to roof it past Corey Crawford from a sharp angle.
Take a look:
Patrick Eaves scores from an impossible angle. #Blackhawks #Stars pic.twitter.com/juzSi2ftkG — Aldo Soto (@AldoSoto21) February 12, 2016 Patrick Eaves scores from a sharp angle. Stars out to the early lead. #DALvsCHI pic.twitter.com/jJAGmdARmm — Blackhawks Breakdown (@HawksBreakdown) February 12, 2016
The game also serves as somewhat of a homecoming for former Blackhawks Patrick Sharp and Johnny Oduya, who each received a nice ovation from the Chicago faithful prior to the opening faceoff.
Sharp is playing in the 800th game of his career tonight.
Stats via ESPN