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3/11/16 Blackhawks vs. Stars

game recap

Stars take big early lead, defeat Blackhawks

Dallas in first place in Central, plays St. Louis next

by Steve Hunt / NHL.com Correspondent

Ja. Benn's PPG extends the lead

CHI@DAL: Ja. Benn nets PPG to put Stars ahead by four

3/11/16: Tyler Seguin's back-door pass deflects off Patrick Eaves' stick, then off the skate of Jamie Benn and in for a power-play goal

  • 01:06 •

DALLAS -- Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin and Jason Spezza each had a goal and an assist, and Kari Lehtonen made 21 saves to help the Dallas Stars defeat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 at American Airlines Center on Friday. 

Antoine Roussel and Ales Hemsky scored for Dallas (41-21-8), which led 4-0 in the second period, chasing Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford, who made 16 saves. 

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Situation Room

Initiated Challenge: CHI @ DAL - 19:01 Third Period

Original call stands, good goal Chicago Blackhawks

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Situation Room: CHI vs. DAL

Situation Room: Review confirms a good goal

3/11/16: A coach's challenge results in a confirmation of Tomas Fleischmann's goal as no goaltender interference took place before it went in

  • 01:02 •

At 19:01 of the third period in the Blackhawks/Stars game, the Situation Room initiated a review under the terms of a Coach's Challenge to review whether a Chicago player interfered with Dallas goaltender Kari Lehtonen prior to Tomas Fleischmann's goal.

After reviewing all available replays and consulting with NHL Hockey Operations staff, the Referee confirmed no goaltender interference infractions occurred before the puck crossed the goal line.

Therefore the original call stands - good goal Chicago Blackhawks.

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game preview

Hossa back in Blackhawks lineup vs. Stars

Chicago forward missed nine games; Dallas' Johns to make NHL debut

by Steve Hunt / NHL.com Correspondent

BLACKHAWKS (41-21-6) AT STARS (40-20-8)

8:30 p.m. ET; CSN-CHI, FS-SW, NHL.TV.

DALLAS -- Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa will return to the lineup against the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center on Friday.

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news

Blackhawks' Hossa will return against Stars

Forward has missed past nine games with leg injury

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Chicago Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa will play against the Dallas Stars on Friday (8:30 p.m.; NHLN, SNO, SNP, CSN-CH, FS-SW).

Hossa has missed the past nine games because of a leg injury sustained against the Anaheim Ducks on Feb. 13.

Hossa has 10 goals and 28 points in 54 games this season. He will likely assume first-line duty alongside center Jonathan Toews and left wing Andrew Ladd.

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