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Detroit Red Wings
Chicago Blackhawks (3-0-0, 6 pts) @ Dallas Stars (2-1-0, 4 pts)
7:30 PM CT
American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
Chicago comes into this game as one of the top offensive teams in the league (though it’s just three games) with an average of 4.7 goals per game.
That hot start can mostly be attributed to the play of Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa. Hossa is currently tied for the league lead in goals and both he and Kane are tied for second in the league in points. A lot of the burden of stopping them will come down to Kari Lehtonen, but the Dallas defenders need to at least slow down the trio.
The Blackhawks goaltending is suspect as always so the more pressure the Stars can put on Corey Crawford, the better.
The Hawks are pretty healthy. Dan Carcillo (knee) and Steve Montador (concussion) are the only two players expected to be out with injuries. Youngster Brandon Saad looks to be Carcillo’s replacement on the second line.
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DALLAS (AP) -- Marian Hossa scored his NHL-leading fifth goal on a power play 1:41 into overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 3-2 comeback victory over the Dallas Stars on Thursday night.
With Dallas captain Brenden Morrow in the penalty box for interference, Hossa fired a one-timer from the slot past goalie Kari Lehtonen after receiving a nifty, behind-the-back pass from Patrick...
Marian Hossa scored his NHL-leading fifth goal on a power play 1:41 into overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 3-2 comeback victory over the Dallas Stars on Thursday night.
With Dallas captain Brenden Morrow in the penalty box for interference, Hossa fired a one-timer from the slot past goalie Kari Lehtonen after receiving a nifty, behind-the-back pass from Patrick Kane.
DALLAS (AP) -- Jamie Benn and the Dallas Stars have agreed to a 26.25 million, five-year contract.
The team announced the move Thursday night. The All-Star center gets 5.25 million each season, with the first year of the deal pro-rated because of the NHL lockout.
The 23-year-old Benn was a restricted free agent who set career highs with 26 goals, 37 assists and 63 points for Dallas...
Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen was a one man wrecking crew against the Detroit Red Wings last night. In the Wings home opener, Lehtonen stopped 39 of 40 shots, and was actually 3.4 seconds away from getting a shutout. This would have been the Wings first shutout loss in their home opener since 1947.Damien Brunner recorded his first NHL goal off this beautiful pass from Pavel...
The longer that Jamie Benn goes unsigned in Dallas, the more the Stars are being inundated with a variety of inquiries about whether the team would consider trading his rights. That's just how it goes, as teams try to feel out what it would take to land the burgeoning first-line center and the Stars at least formulate backup plans in case someone blows them away with an offer...
PREVIEW 6:00 AM CST
Off to good start in the lockout-shortened season, the 2-1-0 Dallas Stars will attempt to deal the undefeated Chicago Blackhawks (3-0-0) their first loss of the season. Tonight's game at the American Airlines Center starts at 7:30 p.m. CST and will be televised locally on Fox Sports Southwest.
This is the first of three meetings between the teams this...
The Dallas Stars have re-signed Jamie Benn to a five-year, $26.25-million contract. According to the Dallas Morning News, the Stars hope to have the young center back in the lineup for Monday's contest with the Columbus Blue Jackets. "It’s really big," said Stars GM Joe Nieuwendyk. "We know how important he is to our hockey club. It's good for our hockey...
Kari Lehtonen was just a few seconds away from picking up his first shutout of the 2013 season, against the Detroit Red Wings no less. It wasn’t in the cards for the Dallas Stars goalie, though, as Damien Brunner scored with 3.4 seconds left to ruin the shutout.
That’s a bummer, sure, but at least the Stars came away with a 2-1 win. Apparently Red Wings fans sitting near the...
After yesterday's revelation that they were using their empty seats as a humor device, the Dallas Stars have now turned in a direction I was not expecting. They are now inventing players for their press releases!
Even children's books are incredulous.
No, Tasha Pym, we have never seen a Sneep.
Shame on you, Dallas Stars. Shame. On. You.
The Dallas Stars did some things well last night but were unable to slam the door on the undefeated Chicago Blackhawks after building an early 2-0 lead. As a result of some missed scoring chances when there was a chance to put the game away, followed by late penalty trouble and inability to kill the penalties, the Stars skated off with a 3-2 overtime loss and settled for one point...
Final - Overtime
Dallas Stars 2 – Chicago Blackhawks 3
Dallas was both unlucky and very fortunate to get at least a point in this game. Chicago dominated possession of the puck and put enormous pressure on Kari Lehtonen the entire game. The Stars couldn’t stay out of the penalty box and that, in the end, was the difference in the game as the Hawks scored three power play...
Now that the Dallas Stars finally have reached a contract agreement with their star player, they can devote their full attention to what's happening on the ice.
Jamie Benn likely won't be around, though, to try and help contain Blues rookie sensation Vladimir Tarasenko.
Dallas looks to avoid a fourth straight loss in the series when it hosts St. Louis on Saturday night...
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Last night, the Blackhawks pulled out a come from behind, 3-2 victory in OT, on the road against the Dallas Stars.
For the fourth time in four games this season, the Hawks had their opponent on their heels all nightâusing their speed advantage to draw multiple penalties and getting behind defenders for quality scoring chances from horn to horn.
Patrick Kane, Brent Seabrook and Viktor Stalberg scored to back Corey Crawford, and the Chicago Blackhawks hung on to beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Tuesday night.
The Blackhawks looked sharp in their home opener after impressive wins at defending champion Los Angeles and Phoenix, the team that knocked them out of the playoffs in the first round last season.
This time, they took...