DETROIT (AP) — Joe Pavelski notched his 1,000th career point with a second-period goal, Roope Hintz had a goal and three assists and the Dallas Stars thumped the Detroit Red Wings 6-1 on Monday night.
Pavelski, playing in his 1,248th game, became the 10th American-born player to reach the milestone when he tipped Miro Heiskanen’s shot from the point.
The Stars, who have won four straight, tied idle Colorado for the Central Division lead with two games remaining.
Jason Robertson supplied a goal and two assists. Esa Lindell, Ty Dellandrea and Jamie Benn also scored for the Stars.
Dallas goaltenders Jake Oettinger and Scott Wedgewood combined for 19 saves.
David Perron scored for the Red Wings, who were playing their home finale.
Detroit’s starting goaltender, Ville Husso, was replaced by Magnus Hellberg after giving up three goals in 12 minutes and 10 seconds.
Hintz tapped in his 36th goal through Husso’s pads off a feed from Thomas Harley. Hintz’s drop pass set up Lindell’s shot from the point. Lindell’s goal was his first in 18 games.
Max Domi’s pass from behind the net led to Dellandrea’s first goal in 23 games.
Robertson scored his 46th goal 55 seconds into the second period with a shot from the point during a power play.
Pavelski’s goal at 3:37 of the period made it 5-0. His teammates spilled off the bench to congratulate him on the milestone.
Dallas led 6-1 when the period ended.
Heiskanen, who had two assists, tied Sergei Lubov’s franchise single-season record of 71 points by a defenseman. … Robertson has 15 points in his last six games. … Ottawa’s Claude Giroux also earned his 1,000th point on Monday, marking the first time in NHL history that two players reached 1,000 points in the same day. … Detroit C Dylan Larkin recorded his 47th assist on Perron’s goal, tying his career high.
Stars: Close out the regular season with a home-and-home set with St. Louis, beginning with a road game on Wednesday.
Red Wings: Visit Carolina on Tuesday.
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