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Stars GameDay: Regulation win at Chicago would clinch playoff berth for Stars

Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen has started the last three meetings against the Chicago Blackhawks and center Teuvo Teravainen. Lehtonen has allowed two goals in each of the games and earned the win in the last two.
Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen has started the last three meetings against the Chicago Blackhawks and center Teuvo Teravainen. Lehtonen has allowed two goals in each of the games and earned the win in the last two. AP

Stars at Blackhawks

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, United Center, Chicago

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

Records: Stars 43-21-9, 95 points; Blackhawks 42-24-7, 91 pts.

About the Stars: Dallas can clinch a playoff spot if it gets two points in Chicago, where the Stars begin a three-game road trip. Dallas finished 3-1-1 in a five-game homestand against teams (Chicago, St. Louis, Los Angeles, Tampa Bay, NY Islanders) that would all be in the playoffs if the season ended today. Saturday’s shutout of the Islanders was the Stars’ final game against the Eastern Conference, where Dallas went 20-9-3.

About the Blackhawks: Chicago has lost three of four and been outscored 14-9 against Dallas this season. This is the last regular-season meeting for the teams. The Blackhawks are 3-4-2 this month and 10-11-3 since ending their team-record 12-game win streak in January. Scott Darling has made three consecutive starts in goal, going 1-1-1, since All-Star Corey Crawford was sidelined with an upper-body injury.

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