Dallas Stars

Stars seek to continue winning ways against scorching Blackhawks

Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford made 38 saves in Thursday’s 4-0 win over Matt Duchene and the Colorado Avalanche. Crawford has shutouts in two of his last three games. The Blackhawks visit Dallas at 7 p.m. Saturday on Fox Sports Southwest in the first of back-to-back games against the Stars.
Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford made 38 saves in Thursday’s 4-0 win over Matt Duchene and the Colorado Avalanche. Crawford has shutouts in two of his last three games. The Blackhawks visit Dallas at 7 p.m. Saturday on Fox Sports Southwest in the first of back-to-back games against the Stars. AP

Blackhawks at Stars

7 p.m. Saturday, American Airlines Center, Dallas

TV: FSSW Radio: KTCK/1310 AM and 96.7 FM

Records: Blackhawks 7-3-1, 15 points; Stars 4-4-2, 10 pts.

About the Blackhawks: Chicago is the hottest team in the Western Conference, having won four in a row, seven of nine and moving a point past Minnesota to the front of the Central Division. Artem Anisimov leads the team with seven goals and 14 points, including a career-high nine-game point streak. He is followed in close order by perennial MVP candidate Patrick Kane with three goals and 10 assists. Two-time Stanley Cup winning goalie Corey Crawford is 5-3-1 with a 2.01 goals-against average and just off Thursday’s 4-0 blanking of Colorado in which he made 38 saves. It was his second shutout in three games and fourth straight game with at least 30 saves.

About the Stars: Dallas ended a three-game winless streak (0-2-1) with a 6-2 thrashing of St. Louis on Thursday that began a critical four-game stretch against Central Division foes. The scoring output, which included four third-period goals, matched the Stars’ total in their previous five games. Tyler Seguin contributed assists on the Stars’ first four goals, matching his career high. Jamie Benn added a goal and three assists, and John Klingberg scored two goals. Goalie Antti Niemi made 28 saves. This is the Stars’ final home game before hitting the road for five games in eight days, beginning Sunday at Chicago and including their first look at the revitalized Edmonton Oilers on Nov. 11.

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