With their brief skid in the past, the Chicago Blackhawks are poised to begin another winning streak.
After bouncing back from two straight defeats to win the opener of a four-game trip, the Blackhawks look to hand the Dallas Stars a fourth consecutive loss Saturday night.
Chicago (22-2-3) didn't seem too concerned while dropping two in a row following its NHL-record 24-game point streak to start the season. Fresh from a three-day break, the Blackhawks regrouped to win 2-1 in a shootout over Columbus on Thursday.
"For us to come out and get two points, it's a good confidence boost," Chicago's Patrick Kane told the NHL's official website. "It's good to feel a win again."
Kane set up defenseman Johnny Oduya's first goal in 40 games and added the decisive score in the shootout for the league-leading Blackhawks, who hold a four-point lead over surging Anaheim in the Western Conference.
"I thought we got back on track (Thursday)," coach Joel Quenneville said.
"We started the trip i...