Stars win game but lose Mats Zuccarello to injury

The Stars beat Chicago on Sunday but lost their prized newcomer in the process.

Dallas’ Jason Spezza broke a tie on a 5-on-3 power play midway through the third period and the Stars prevailed 4-3 in Chicago despite wasting a three-goal lead.

But for Dallas, the victory was overshadowed by the loss of Mats Zuccarello, who might have broken his right arm in his first game with the Stars. Acquired from the Rangers on Saturday, Zuccarello had a goal and assist, but left after two periods and is expected to be out at least four weeks.

“I blocked a shot and it hit me the wrong way,” said Zuccarello, whose arm was in a soft cast with a splint. “It’s unfortunate. I kind of knew it right away — not that it was broken, but something was wrong.”

Zuccarello’s injury will be evaluated Monday or Tuesday.

Dallas forward Jamie Benn also left the game after suffering an upper-body injury on the first shift of the game. He’s day-to-day.

Chicago’s Patrick Kane was held off the score sheet, ending his points streak at 20 games.

Flames 2, Senators 1: Austin Czarnik scored with 41 seconds remaining as visiting Calgary won its fifth in a row to remain three points ahead of the second-place Sharks in the Pacific Division. Brady Tkachuk scored for the Senators, who lost their fourth straight but ended their goal drought at 160 minutes, 55 seconds.

Capitals 6, Rangers 5: Evgeny Kuznetsov scored at 4:20 of overtime for host Washington, which also got two goals from Nicklas Backstrom. Brady Skjei scored twice for New York.

Coyotes 4, Jets 1: Lawson Crouse scored the go-ahead goal in the second period as host Arizona won its third in a row. Winnipeg, which leads the Central Division, has lost four of its past five games.

Wild 2, Blues 1: Ryan Donato scored at 2:29 of overtime as host Minnesota won its third in a row.

Briefly: Buffalo acquired defenseman Brandon Montour from Anaheim for minor-league defenseman Brendan Guhle and a first-round pick. Montour has five goals and 20 assists in 62 games this season. … Pittsburgh defenseman Brian Dumoulin suffered a concussion during a game against Philadelphia on Saturday and will be out indefinitely, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.

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