Alexander Radulov and Miro Heiskanen scored to lead Dallas to a 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday, in a game in which Stars goaltender Ben Bishop left with an apparent injury.
Play was stopped with Bishop on his knees in obvious discomfort at 13:22 of the second period. He skated off under his own power and went straight to the dressing room. There was no immediate word on his condition.
Bishop appeared to wince earlier in the period after dropping into the butterfly and shuffling across his crease to track a shot.
Dallas, which holds down the first wild card spot in the Western Conference, swept the season series against Calgary and moved within four points of St. Louis for third in the Central Division. The Blues hold a game in hand.
TJ Brodie scored for Calgary. The Flames’ lead over idle San Jose atop both the Pacific Division and Western Conference remained at six points.
The Sharks, who hold a game in hand, have six games remaining.
Anton Khudobin made 15 saves in relief of Bishop and was credited with the win. He improved to 14-16-4. Bishop had 20 stops before leaving.
David Rittich made 21 saves for the Flames. The loss drops his record to 26-8-5.
The only goal of the opening two periods came at 17:26 of the first on a power play.
Picking up the puck behind his own net, Radulov slowly carried the puck up ice uncontested. As he approached the Flames’ blue line, he stickhandled right through the closely bunched Calgary trio of Mark Jankowski, Elias Lindholm and Brodie and broke in alone on Rittich, beating him through the pads with a move to his backhand.
The Stars made it 2-0 on a second power-play goal at 12:24 of the third, with Heiskanen scoring from a scramble. Dallas converted on both its man-advantage chances.
Brodie got Calgary on the scoreboard at 18:28 of the third, converting a rebound of a shot by Johnny Gaudreau.
The NHL’s highest scoring team at home, Calgary has mustered just one goal in the first two games of this three-game homestand. The Flames lost 3-0 to Los Angeles on Monday night.
The Flames scored 29 times at the Saddledome during their five-game winning streak that preceded this stretch.
NOTES: Dallas improves to 29-1-2 when leading after two periods. … The Stars have won six straight games against Calgary. … Sam Bennett (upper body) missed his fifth game in the last six. He could play on Friday.
Stars: At Edmonton on Thursday.
Flames: Host Anaheim on Friday.