Chicago, which is 2-1-0 on its four-game homestand, has not yet
given up hope for the top spot in the West as it trails Central
Division-leading St. Louis by six points with 10 games remaining.
The Blackhawks, who are just three points ahead of Colorado in the
division, had their four-game point streak snapped Sunday as they
dropped a 2-0 decision to Nashville. Chicago recorded three road
victories over Dallas this season but lost its only home meeting
with the Stars on Dec. 3.
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ABOUT THE STARS (34-26-11): Seguin's goal on Monday, which proved to
be the game-winner, extended his point streak to nine games. The
22-year-old has collected seven tallies and nine assists during the
run. Benn also has been on fire, registering at least one point in
10 of his last 11 contests.
ABOUT THE BLACKHAWKS (41-16-15): Patrick Sharp has been unstoppable
against Dallas this season, recording four goals and four assists in
the first four meetings. The 32-year-old has scored a team-high 30
tallies and is tied with Patrick Kane for the club lead with 69
points. Kane, who notched two goals and five assists versus the
Stars this campaign, remains sidelined with a lower-body injury.
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Seguin has not gone two straight games without a point since Jan.
20 and 21.
The Blackhawks agreed to terms on a two-year contract with D
Trevor van Riemsdyk. The 22-year-old, who is the brother of
Toronto's James van Riemsdyk, recorded 23 points in 26 games with
the University of New Hampshire this season.
Seguin leads the Stars with 32 goals, two more than Benn. LW Erik
Cole is a distant third with 16 tallies.
PREDICTION: Blackhawks 3, Stars 2
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