The Hawks were sleepwalking through the first half of the game, trailing 2-0 until Pisani’s weak wrist shot went right through Lehtonen’s glove to wake up the crowd and subsequently the Hawks.
The Hawks weren’t done. Moments later Viktor Stalberg was tripped on the way to the net and given a penalty shot. His back-hand attempt hit both posts and the crossbar but stayed out of the net.
A shell-shocked Stars team had just five shots on net in the middle 20 minutes, the Hawks had 15. The home team will start the third period on the power play after the Stars took a late too-many-men on the ice penalty.