The first win for the Dallas Stars this season was No. 782 of Ken Hitchcock’s career. And that’s a significant figure for NHL coaches.
Now in his second stint with Dallas, Hitchcock tied Al Arbour for third place on the all-time wins list Tuesday night. John Klingberg and Tyler Seguin scored first-period goals, and the Stars never trailed in a 4-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings.
Anthony Mantha’s goal with 4:49 remaining pulled Detroit (2-1) within one, but the Red Wings couldn’t tie the game even with goalie Petr Mrazek pulled for the final 2:56.
“I was thinking on the bench that we’ve played three great hockey games, and it would have felt poorly to not finish this off,” Hitchcock said. “I thought this was the best balance we’ve had. This looked like something you could really build on.”
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