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STARS (15-8-2) at BLACKHAWKS (9-9-5)



The Game

The Dallas Stars will look to set a Stars/Minnesota North Stars record with their eighth straight win when they visit the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center on Tuesday.

Dallas, which defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 4-2 on Monday, has won its past seven games, the longest active winning streak in the NHL, and has outscored opponents 28-14. They are on a 12-game point streak (11-0-1) and are 14-1-1 in their past 16 games after starting the season 1-7-1.

Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane has 21 points (eight goals, 13 assists) in a 12-game point streak for Chicago, which is on a three-game winless streak (0-2-1) after going 5-0-1 in its previous six games. The Blackhawks are coming off of a 2-1 shootout loss to the Stars at American Airlines Center on Saturday.


Players to watch

Stars forward Jason Dickinson has six points (three goals, three assists) in his past five games, including the game-winning goal on Monday.

Blackhawks forward Kirby Dach has no points in two games after he had seven points (four goals, three assists) in his previous five games.


They said it

"When you're going, you've allowed yourself to get bounces, you've created your own bounces and that's what they've done. They're playing well, they work hard, they're quick in transition, they have some high-end players who are getting great goaltending. But it's a test for us and it's up to us to respond." -- Blackhawks coach Jeremy Colliton

"It's not a secret, everybody is working in all the games. Different guys are stepping up. It was a huge win. Tomorrow is another big test for us. It's a back-to-back and it's a hard building to play in. Chicago is a divisional opponent, so it's huge." -- Stars forward Alexander Radulov


Stars projected lineup

Jamie Benn -- Roope Hintz -- Tyler Seguin

Alexander Radulov -- Jason Dickinson -- Corey Perry

Mattias Janmark -- Joe Pavelski -- Denis Gurianov

Andrew Cogliano -- Radek Faksa -- Blake Comeau

Esa Lindell -- John Klingberg

Jamie Oleksiak -- Miro Heiskanen

Andrej Sekera -- Taylor Fedun

Anton Khudobin

Ben Bishop

Scratched: Joel Hanley, Roman Polak

Injured: Justin Dowling (upper body), Stephen Johns (post traumatic headaches)


Blackhawks projected lineup

Alex Nylander -- Jonathan Toews -- Brandon Saad

Alex DeBrincat -- Dylan Strome -- Patrick Kane

Dominik Kubalik -- David Kampf -- Andrew Shaw

Zack Smith -- Kirby Dach -- Ryan Carpenter

Duncan Keith -- Erik Gustafsson

Calvin de Haan -- Brent Seabrook

Olli Maatta -- Connor Murphy

Corey Crawford

Robin Lehner

Scratched: Matthew Highmore, Slater Koekkoek

Injured: Drake Caggiula (concussion protocol)


Status report

Highmore was recalled from Rockford of the American Hockey League on Monday.


Stat pack

De Haan will play in his 400th NHL game. … The Stars have not lost in regulation since a 3-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Oct. 26. … Dallas is 3-1-0 in the second game of back-to-back sets. … Klingberg has four assists in his past two games after missing the previous six with an injury. … Seguin has 10 points (three goals, seven assists) in his past six games.

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