Ben Bishop bounces back, Roope Hintz scores twice in Stars’ victory

Ben Bishop made 32 saves, Roope Hintz scored twice and the visiting Dallas Stars beat the St. Louis Blues 4-2 on Saturday in Game 2 to even the Western Conference semifinal series.

Miro Heiskanen and Mattias Janmark also scored for the Stars.

Jaden Schwartz and Colton Parayko scored for St. Louis, and Jordan Binnington made 31 saves. The Blues had won three straight.

Game 3 is Monday night in Dallas.

Bishop bounced back after allowing three goals on 20 shots in a 3-2 loss in Game 1 on Thursday night.

“It’s a long season, there’s going to be shots you want to have back,” Bishop said. “Every game is a new game, that’s the way I’ve done it in my career.”

Dallas scored three times in the opening 14:51 before Bishop took over.

Bishop grew up in St. Louis and often attended Blues games. He recalled chanting Blackhawks goalie Ed Belfour’s name as a teenager in the stands. St. Louis fans did the same thing to Bishop on Saturday, screaming his name to try and throw him off his game.

“It’s pretty crazy,” Bishop said. “I was that kid screaming Belfour’s name and then you’re on the ice and they’re screaming your name. Never in a million years when I was watching playoff games as a kid here did I think that I’d be in the net playing against the Blues. Obviously, it’s kind of cool.”

Blue Jackets 3, Bruins 2: Matt Duchene scored on a power play at 3:42 of the second overtime to give Columbus a victory in Boston, tying the Eastern Conference second-round series at 1-1. Artemi Panarin scored twice and assisted on the winner and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 29 shots. The Blue Jackets twice gave up a lead and twice came back to tie it. Matt Grzelcyk and David Pastrnak scored and Tuukka Rask made 36 saves for Boston. The Bruins won the opener — also in overtime. The series moves to Columbus for Games 3 and 4 on Tuesday and Thursday. Panarin’s second goal made it 2-2 with 12 minutes left in the second period, and it stayed that way through a scoreless third and a first overtime in which the Bruins killed off one penalty. But when Patrice Bergeron was sent off for tripping in the second OT, the Blue Jackets made them pay. Less than a minute later, Duchene kicked the puck onto his stick and slid it through Rask’s legs to end it.

Finalists: Vancouver forward Elias Pettersson, St. Louis’ Binnington and Buffalo defenseman Rasmus Dahlin are the finalists for the Calder Trophy, which goes to the NHL’s top rookie. The winner will be revealed June 19 in Las Vegas.

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