The Dallas Stars lost their second straight game Sunday, dropping 2-1 to the Chicago Blackhawks in the Wild Card game.
The Stars lost defenseman Kevin Connauton, who was sidelined by a concussion, and center Ryan Garbutt.
Stars coach Lindy Ruff said Connautson was injured during the first period, but said he did not think the injury was serious.
He said Garbutt suffered a “significant hip flexor” while working on a play.
Stars defenseman Alex Goligoski also was hurt.
The Blackhawks were down 2-2 at the time.
Stars winger Jamie Oleksiak scored the game-winning goal with 1:43 left in the first, and Jaromir Jagr and David Backes each had assists for the Stars.
The Wild Card is the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs and the second round of a conference finals.
Dallas is 1-4 in the playoffs.
The Chicago Blackhawks lost their first game since winning their first playoff series in 2010.
The Hawks had a 1-1 tie in the second period and had two power play goals in the final two minutes.
The first power play goal came on a power play in the third when Chicago forward Alex Pietrangelo scored the tying goal with 7:36 remaining.
The second power play tally came on an odd-man rush with 1.5 seconds remaining in the period when Marian Hossa and Marian Haula scored on the power play.
Chicago got a power-play goal on a breakaway when Marian Damo broke a 1:10-minute delay-of-game penalty.
The third power-field goal came when Damo scored on a two-on-one with 1 minute left in regulation.
Stars forward Tyler Seguin scored his 11th goal of the season on the second power-filling.
He was 1-for-3 with one shot.
Chicago has scored more than a goal in 11 of its past 12 games.
Chicago coach Joel Quenneville said he wasn’t concerned about the loss to Dallas.
“We had our chances,” Quennevill said.
“I thought we played good hockey.
I thought we had a lot of good chances.
I don’t think we had any bad ones.”
Ruff said he thought the team was ready for the Blackhawks.
“You’ve got to have some grit to beat a team that’s on the road and on the back end of the (playoff) schedule,” Ruff said.