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Jonathan Toews' two power-play goals lift Blackhawks over Stars 4-3 @NHLdotcom

CHICAGO - Jonathan Toews scored two power-play goals, and newcomer Brian Campbell had four assists in the Chicago Blackhawks' 4-3 pre-season victory over the Dallas Stars on Sunday night.

Patrick Sharp and Jack Skille also scored for Chicago, which improved to 3-0 in exhibition play. Sharp's goal was his fourth in three pre-season games.

Matt Niskanen, Joel Lundqvist and Loui Eriksson scored for Dallas (1-3-0).

Campbell, a defenceman, was signed by the Blackhawks to an US$56.8-million, eight-year contract in July.

A big reason why the Blackhawks acquired Campbell was to improve their power play. On Sunday, they scored three goals with a man advantage.

Chicago goalie Antti Niemi made 28 saves. Dallas' Stephan Tobias blocked 24 shots.

Toews opened the scoring on a power play just 32 seconds in, when his centring pass deflected in off the skate of Dallas defenceman Garrett Stafford.

Niskanen tied it at one at 5:41 of the first on a bouncing shot from the right point that slipped between Niemi's pads.

Sharp's power-play score later in the first period, on a screened shot from the left circle, gave Chicago a 2-1 lead.

Toews' second goal, also on the power play, made it 3-1 less than two minutes into the second. He deflected in Campbell's drive from the top of the slot.

Lundqvist jammed in a rebound about six minutes later to cut it to 3-2. Skille drove to the net and made it 4-2 with a backhand shot with 7:06 left in the second.

Eriksson's deflection at 4:19 of the third cut it to 4-3.

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