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Stars get shootout win over Red Wings to boost playoff push

Denis Gurianov scored in the fifth round of a shootout to give the Dallas Stars a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Monday night, and a vital extra point for the defending Western Conference champions in their push to get back in the playoffs.

Roope Hintz and rookie Jason Robertson both scored in regulation for the Stars, with Miro Heiskanen assisting on both goals. Robertson also converted the first shootout attempt for Dallas.

Anton Khudobin stopped 20 shots before the shootout, including a glove save reaching around a defender with less than three minutes left in regulation.

CORRECTS CHANGES SECOND PLAYER FROM LEFT TO PAVELSKI NOT COMEAU-Dallas Stars’ John Klingberg (3), Joe Pavelski (16), Miro Heiskanen (4), and Jamie Benn (14) celebrate a goal scored by teammate Roope Hintz in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings in Dallas, Monday, April 19, 2021. Klingberg and Heiskanen were credited with an assist on the score. (AP PhotoTony Gutierrez)

After Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin got a puck through Khudobin's legs in the first round of the tiebreaker, the Stars goalie stopped the next four attempts, including Filip Hronek's try after Gurianov had beaten Thomas Greiss at the other end.

Greiss finished with 34 saves, and both goalies had three in overtime.

Luke Glendening, with only three goals in his first 44 games and none since March 11, scored two tying goals for Detroit in the second period.

Dallas Stars left wing Blake Comeau (15) and Detroit Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser (65) compete for control of the puck in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Monday, April 19, 2021. (AP PhotoTony Gutierrez)

The Stars have earned points in a season-best seven games in a row (5-0-2). They moved into fifth place in the Central Division with 48 points, one ahead of Chicago, with 12 regular-season games left. Nashville is fourth with 51 points, but only nine games remaining.

The top four teams in the division make the playoffs.

It was the first of four consecutive games this week between the two teams, with another matchup Tuesday night in Dallas. Then they play in Detroit on Thursday and Saturday, when the Stars start a regular season-ending stretch with nine of their last 11 games on the road.

Detroit Red Wings left wing Darren Helm (43) controls the puck in front of Dallas Stars center Justin Dowling (37) in the 03first period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Monday, April 19, 2021. (AP PhotoTony Gutierrez)

The Red Wings were 31 of 33 on penalty kills in their previous 12 games before Hintz took a cross-ice pass from Heiskanen in the first period and did some nifty stick work before shooting and scoring Dallas' first power-play goal in five games.

Robertson scored his 13th for a 2-1 lead about midway through the second period. He poked in the puck while between Gustav Lindstrom and Greiss in front after Hintz's one-timer from the right circle.

Glendening had a quick backhand to score when Evgeny Svechnikov's shot ricocheted off Khudobin's blocker less than eight minutes into the second to tie the game at 1. Glendening later had his back to the net when he redirected Alex Biega's shot past and through defenseman John Klingberg and Khudobin to make it 2-all.

Dallas Stars goalie Anton Khudobin (35), Andrew Cogliano (11) and Detroit Red Wings center Dylan Larkin (71) watch a shot go wide of the net in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Monday, April 19, 2021. (AP PhotoTony Gutierrez)

NO GOAL

Sam Gagner thought he had a go-ahead goal for the Red Wings about three minutes into the third period, but the on-ice official behind the net was immediately waving off the tally because of goalie interference. Vladislav Namestnikov was pushing into Khudobin in the crease.

OUT OF ACTION

Dallas Stars defenseman Jamie Oleksiak (2) attempts to gain control of the puck under pressure from Detroit Red Wings right wing Filip Zadina (11) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Monday, April 19, 2021. (AP PhotoTony Gutierrez)

Recently acquired Red Wings forward Jakub Vrana was scratched because of an illness not related to COVID-19.

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Dallas Stars' Blake Comeau (15), Jason Robertson (21), and Radek Faksa (12) celebrate at the bench after a goal scored by Robertson in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings in Dallas, Monday, April 19, 2021. (AP PhotoTony Gutierrez)

Detroit Red Wings' Alex Biega (3), Darren Helm (43), Luke Glendening (41), and Richard Panik (24) celebrate a goal scored by Glendening in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars in Dallas, Monday, April 19, 2021. The goal was the second of the game for Glendening. (AP PhotoTony Gutierrez)

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Alex Biega (3) prepares to receive a pass from left-wing Darren Helm (43) as Dallas Stars defenseman Esa Lindell (23) pressures on the play in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Monday, April 19, 2021. (AP PhotoTony Gutierrez)

Dallas Stars defenseman Sami Vatanen (45) skates past as Detroit Red Wings' Luke Glendening (41) and Evgeny Svechnikov (37) celebrate a goal scored by Glendening in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Monday, April 19, 2021. (AP PhotoTony Gutierrez)

Detroit Red Wings goaltender Thomas Greiss (29) uses his arm pad to block a shot from the Dallas Stars in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Monday, April 19, 2021. (AP PhotoTony Gutierrez)

Dallas Stars defenseman Sami Vatanen (45) holds off pressure from Detroit Red Wings right wing Richard Panik (24) before making a pass in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Monday, April 19, 2021. (AP PhotoTony Gutierrez)