The Blackhawks defeated the Coyotes 4-3 on Thursday night at Gila River Arena, marking their sixth straight game vs. Arizona. The Blackhawks now carry a 13-10-1 record on the road this season. Thursday's result was Chicago's 19th game (19-7-5) decided by just one goal. Patrick Kane, Ryan Hartman, Marian Hossa and Artemi Panarin each recorded goals. Corey Crawford made 24 saves and improved to 19-12-3 this season. After averaging 2.2 goals per game over their previous five contests, the Blackhawks notched four on Tuesday; the team has a perfect 18-0-0 record when they score at least four goals in a game.
Chicago holds a 135-102-31-3 all-time record against Dallas, including a 57- 61-16-3 record on the road. Saturday's matchup marks the fourth of five matchups between the Central Division rivals. The Blackhawks own a 3-0-0 mark against the Stars this season. Duncan Keith collected two assists on Nov. 6 vs. the Stars, surpassing Pit Martin for ninth in franchise history. Jonathan Toews (1G, 3A) and Kane (2G, 2A) pace the club with four points each against Dallas this year.
MOVING UP THE LADDER
Crawford stopped 24 of 27 shots in Tuesday's win over Arizona. The victory marked his 201st career NHL win, tying Ed Belfour for third in Blackhawks history. Kane netted his 16th goal of the season and 267th of his career. The goal ties him with Jeremy Roenick for seventh in franchise history. He is now two goals away from passing Tony Amonte for sixth and becoming the franchise's all-time goalscoring leader among American-born players. Hossa converted on the power play for his 19th goal of the season. The tally was the 518th of his career, which ties him with Dale Hawerchuk for 36th in National Hockey League history.
Keith collected two helpers vs. the Coyotes. His 31 assists this season rank fourth among league defensemen and share 11th overall. He has notched four points (2G, 2A) over his last four contests ... Toews recorded his 20th assist of the year ... Ryan Hartman registered his 11th goal of the season. He shares sixth in goals among NHL rookies ... Andrew Desjardins notched his first point of the season with an assist on Hartman's goal ... Brent Seabrook picked up an assist. He has helpers in three consecutive games ... Artemi Panarin recorded a goal and an assist vs. Arizona. He shares second on the team with 18 goals and is second in points (46).
OPPONENTS TO WATCH
LW Jamie Benn: A fifth-round pick in the 2007 NHL Draft, Benn is second on the Stars in points and assists and ranks third in goals. He has notched seven points (4G, 3A) over his last five games. He leads the club and shares sixth in the league with 28 points (8G, 19A) on home ice as of Friday. In 40 career contests against Chicago, Benn has registered 24 points (7G, 17A).
RW Patrick Eaves: Acquired by Dallas from Ottawa in 2014, Eaves leads the club in goals and ranks third in points this season. He shares third in the NHL with a career best in power-play goals (10) as of Friday. He is just one goal away from tying his career-best goal mark.
D Stephen Johns: The former Blackhawks draft pick paces the Stars with 100 hits and ranks third on the team with 73 blocked shots. Johns played four seasons of college hockey at the University of Notre Dame. His 164 games played share first on their all-time games played list.