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Stars defeat Blackhawks, clinch playoff berth

Fast start helps Dallas secure spot in postseason

by Brian Hedger / NHL.com Correspondent

CHICAGO -- The Dallas Stars made sure their hope of qualifying for the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs didn't go down to the wire.

The Central Division leaders needed two points Tuesday to clinch a postseason spot and didn't waste any time securing it with a 6-2 win against the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center.

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Playoff berth in sight of Stars

Dallas ready for best from Darling, Blackhawks

by Brian Hedger / NHL.com Correspondent

STARS (43-21-9) at BLACKHAWKS (42-24-7)

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

CHICAGO -- The Dallas Stars can clinch a spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a win against the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center on Tuesday, but might have to do it without one of their top defensemen.

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Hossa approaches milestone in tough season

Blackhawks forward, on pace for career low in goals, needs two more for 500 in his NHL career

by Brian Hedger / NHL.com Correspondent

CHICAGO -- Marian Hossa has done a number of things this season in an attempt to find his scoring touch, but nothing really worked until the Chicago Blackhawks right wing did something that doesn't come natural to him.

He got a little selfish.

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