Stars take win streak into game against the Blackhawks

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Friday, April 5, 2024

Dallas Stars (48-19-9, first in the Central Division) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (22-48-5, eighth in the Central Division)

Chicago; Saturday, 4:30 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: The Dallas Stars visit the Chicago Blackhawks looking to build upon an eight-game win streak.

Chicago has a 5-14-3 record in Central Division play and a 22-48-5 record overall. The Blackhawks have a 6-19-1 record in games they serve more penalty minutes than their opponents.

Dallas has a 48-19-9 record overall and a 15-5-2 record in Central Division play. The Stars have allowed 218 goals while scoring 278 for a +60 scoring differential.

Saturday's game is the fourth time these teams meet this season. The Stars won the previous meeting 3-1.

TOP PERFORMERS: Connor Bedard has 21 goals and 37 assists for the Blackhawks. Philipp Kurashev has scored five goals with nine assists over the past 10 games.

Wyatt Johnston has 30 goals and 31 assists for the Stars. Jason Robertson has five goals and seven assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Blackhawks: 5-5-0, averaging 2.8 goals, 5.2 assists, 3.9 penalties and 12 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game.

Stars: 8-2-0, averaging 3.9 goals, 6.6 assists, 2.7 penalties and 5.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.1 goals per game.

INJURIES: Blackhawks: Taylor Hall: out for season (knee), Connor Murphy: out (lower body), Colin Blackwell: day to day (upper body), Reese Johnson: day to day (concussion).

Stars: Jani Hakanpaa: day to day (lower body), Evgenii Dadonov: out (lower body).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.