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The Blackhawks look for their second win in Dallas within the last three weeks.

Ronald Martinez

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Chicago Blackhawks (40 pts, 18-4-4) @ Dallas Stars (26 pts, 12-9-2)

7:30 pm CDT, American Airlines Arena - Dallas,TX

TV: CSN Chicago

Radio : 720 AM WGN

Blackhawks' last game : 3-2 W @ Flames

Stars' last game : 6-3 W vs Ducks

Enemy Territory : Defending Big D

Season Series/Schedule

DATE SCORE W. GOAL
Mar 25 '14
Dec 10 '13
Dec 03 '13
Nov 29 '13
Nov 09 '13 CHI 5 at DAL 2 P. Kane

71 : The number of hits by Andrew Shaw this year, the most of the team.

43 : The number of points (13 G, 30 A) Ray Whitney has scored in 50 games against the Blackhawks.

35 : The number of 3rd period goals scored by the Blackhawks, the most in the NHL. Not bad for a team that went eight straight games without one in October.

29 : The number of points scored (17 G, 12 A) by Marian Hossa against the Stars in 28 career games.

17 : The number of points (8 G, 9 A) Patrick Kane has scored during his current 12 game points streak.

15 : The number of points the Stars have earned in 11 games in November.

5 : The number of consecutive wins the Blackhawks have against the Stars.

5 : The number of game winning goals scored by Patrick Kane, which has him tied with Alexander Steen, Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry for the  league lead.

4: The number of wins the Stars have in nine home games.

1-4-2 : The Stars' record versus the Central Division.

Probable Blackhawks Lineup

Forwards

Patrick Sharp - Jonathan Toews - Marian Hossa
Brandon Saad - Michal Handzus - Patrick Kane
Kris Versteeg - Brandon Pirri - Andrew Shaw
Brandon Bollig - Marcus Kruger - Ben Smith

Defensive Pairings

Duncan Keith - Brent Seabrook
Niklas Hjalmarsson - Johnny Oduya
Nick Leddy - Sheldon Brookbank

Goaltender

Corey Crawford (16-4-3, 2.43 GAA, .911 save %, 0 SO)

Injuries

Michael Kostka (broken foot) out, Nikolai Khabibulin (lower body) out, Bryan Bickell (lower body) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
P. Kane 26 15 13 28 -3 10 6 5
J. Toews 26 12 12 24 +9 14 2 0
P. Sharp 26 9 13 22 +12 6 1 1
D. Keith 26 1 20 21 +10 4 1 1
M. Hossa 21 10 8 18 +16 6 1 1

Probable Stars Lineup

Forwards

Jamie Benn - Tyler Seguin - Valeri Nichushkin
Ray Whitney - Cody Eakin - Alex Chiasson
Erik Cole - Shawn Horcoff - Rich Peverley
Antoine Roussel - Vernon Fiddler - Ryan Garbutt

Defensive Pairings

Stephane Robidas - Brenden Dillon
Alex Goligoski - Trevor Daley
Jordie Benn - Sergei Gonchar

Goaltender

Kari Lehtonen (10-5-2, 2.28 GAA, .924 save %, 1 SO)

Injuries

None

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
J. Benn 23 7 17 24 +8 15 0 1
T. Seguin 23 12 11 23 +6 2 2 2
A. Chiasson 23 7 7 14 -3 17 1 2
C. Eakin 23 6 8 14 -1 8 2 0
R. Peverley 22 4 7 11 +3 7 0 2