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Chicago snaps Dallas' seven-game win streak with first shutout of the season

by Carter Baum @CarterBaum /

The Blackhawks got back into the win column on home ice, snapping Dallas' seven-game win streak with a 3-0 result over the Stars on Tuesday night at the United Center.

Corey Crawford made 32 saves in the team's first shutout of the season and Chicago saw goals from Brandon Saad, Patrick Kane and Connor Murphy in the win.

PLAYER OF THE GAME: Crawford stopped all 32 shots faced to earn Chicago its first shutout of the year.

STAT OF THE NIGHT: It was the 26th shutout of Crawford's career, putting him just two shy of tying Mike Karakas and Jocelyn Thibault (28 each) for fifth all-time in team history.

UP NEXT: The Blackhawks host the Colorado Avalance in a Black Friday matinee on Friday at 3 p.m. (TICKETS).


Chicago took the opening lead for the first time in the last four outings as Brandon Saad redirected a puck in the slot at 11:20 of the first. Off a draw to Anton Khudobin's left, Erik Gustafsson attempted a centering feed to Saad from the boards that deflected off a Stars player on its way. Saad didn't miss a beat, turning and redirecting the slowed puck past Khudobin on the short side as he slid the opposite way across the crease. 

Video: DAL@CHI: Saad nets redirection in the slot

The Blackhawks got their first power play of the night midway through the third as Alexander Radulov was whistled for high sticking. On the advantage, Alex DeBrincat took a shot in tight that pulled Khudobin out of position and then slid his own rebound over to Patrick Kane, who put a wrister into the gaping net for a 2-0 lead at 10:42. The power play goal extended his point streak to 13 games (9G, 12A). 

Video: DAL@CHI: Kane scores PPG to extend point streak

Connor Murphy added an empty-netter, his second tally of the season, to make it 3-0 at 17:20 of the third.

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