It's a familiar foe as the Blackhawks and the Stars meet for the second time this season after taking a 1-1 game to a shootout just three days ago. Dallas makes the first of two trips to the United Center at 7 p.m. (TICKETS).
Chicago fell to the Stars on Saturday night in Dallas, 2-1 in a shootout with Olli Maatta scoring his first goal as a Blackhawk. Robin Lehner stopped 40 of the 41 shots he faced in regulation and overtime. Patrick Kane pushed his current point streak to 12 games (8G, 12A) with a secondary assist on Maatta's lone tally.
Dallas was in action on Monday night at home, beating the Vegas Golden Knights 4-2 with a pair of goals from Alexander Radulov. It was the seventh straight win for the Stars and they're now 14-1-1 in their last 16 outings. Ben Bishop was back in goal after Anton Khudobin took the win over Chicago on Saturday night.
In the four meetings a year ago, Chicago went 3-1-0 against the Stars, including road wins on Dec. 20, 5-2, and March 9, 2-1. Kane led all skaters in scoring with four goals and two assists in the series.
Chicago will roll out the same 18 skaters from Saturday night in Dallas, with Corey Crawford returning to the crease for head coach Jeremy Colliton. It is the eighth straight game the Blackhawks have alternated between Crawford and Lehner in goal.
The team did not take line rushes during morning skate, but here's how the Blackhawks lined up in Texas: