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UNITED CENTER | DALLAS STARS at CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS | MARCH 23 | 7:30 p.m. CT

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29-33-10 (10-21-4 Road)
RECORD
47-20-6 (24-9-5 Home)
68 Points (6th Central)
RANK
100 Points (1st Central)
18.1% (43-for-238)
POWER PLAY
19.1% (39-for-204)
74.0% (168-of-227)
PENALTY KILL
77.7% (143-of-184)
5-5-0
LAST 10 GAMES
7-2-1
     
Kari Lehtonen (18-22-6)
TEAM GOALTENDERS
Corey Crawford (29-15-3)
Antti Niemi (11-11-4)
 
Scott Darling (18-5-3)
   
 
Tyler Seguin (24-44=68)
 
Patrick Kane (32-48=80)
Jamie Benn (24-39=63)
POINTS LEADERS
Artemi Panarin (24-42=66)
Klingberg/Spezza with 42 Points
 
Jonathan Toews (20-34=54)
     
ALL-TIME RECORD VS. CHICAGO:
105-128-39 Overall | 64-54-20 Home | 41-74-19 Road
2016-17 STARS VS. CHICAGO:
Nov. 5 vs. Chicago - L, 2-3
Nov. 6 at Chicago - O, 3-4
Dec. 11 at Chicago - L, 1-3
Feb. 4 vs. Chicago - L, 3-5
March 23 at Chicago
 

FRONT ROSTER PAGE FROM GAME NOTES 

(Includes all player season statistics)

*Stats as of March 22, 2017

WHAT TO WATCH

BLACKHAWK DOWN
The Dallas Stars and Chicago Blackhawks meet on Thursday night for the fifth and final game of the 2016-17 season series. The Stars are 0-3-1 this season against the Blackhawks, dropping a 5-3 decision in the most recent meeting between the two clubs on Feb. 4 at American Airlines Center. Three different Stars players lit the lamp for Dallas, including captain Jamie Benn (1-0=1) and forwards Tyler Seguin (1-0=1) and Radek Faksa (1-0=1). Defensemen Dan Hamhuis (0-1=1) and John Klingberg (0-1=1) along with forwards Devin Shore (0-1=1) and Cody Eakin (0-1=1) added assists for the Stars. In the most recent meeting at United Center on Dec. 11, 2016, the Blackhawks defeated the Stars, 3-1. Forward Devin Shore (1-0=1) potted the lone goal for the Stars with defenseman John Klingberg (0-1=1) and forward Curtis McKenzie (0-1=1) registering helpers. In four games this season against Chicago, defenseman John Klingberg leads all active Stars skaters with three points (0-3=3).

RETURN OF THE MACK
Forward Curtis McKenzie potted a goal (1-0=1) on Monday night against the San Jose Sharks, setting a new-career high with five goals this season. The forward surpassed his previous personal best of four goals (4-1=5) during his rookie campaign in 2014-15. McKenzie has skated in 48 games this season and has recorded 13 points (5-8=13), setting set new career-bests in points (13), games played (48) and assists (8). Additionally, the forward ranks third on the club with 93 hits. The native of Golden, British Columbia has registered points in two of his three games (1-1=2) on the road at United Center and has points in three of his six career games (2-1=3) against the Blackhawks. McKenzie's three career points (2-1=3) against Chicago is tied for the most points he's registered against any NHL opponent (other: Carolina Hurricanes).

TYLER SEGUIN'S HOUSE OF PAYNE
Forward Tyler Seguin leads the club and ranks 10th in the NHL with 68 points (24-44=68) in 72 games and his 44 assists are tied for ninth in the League. The forward ranks fifth in the NHL with 264 shots on goal, is tied for fourth in the NHL with 27 power play points (10-17=27) and shares 15th with 10 power play goals. With his assist (0-1=1) on March 6 against the Capitals, he notched his 300th career point (129-171=300) in a Dallas Stars sweater. His 302 points (131-171=302) since the beginning of the 2013-14 campaign is fifth in the NHL behind Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby (354), Jamie Benn (318), Chicago's Patrick Kane (318) and Washington's Nicklas Backstrom (305). On the road this season, Seguin shares 13th in the NHL with 32 points (12-20=32) in 35 games. The native of Brampton, Ont. has goals in two of his last three games (2-0=2) against the Blackhawks, including points in four of his last five games (2-4=6) at United Center. Seguin has skated in 19 career games against Chicago and has registered 14 points (7-7=14).

CELLY FOR ELIE
Rookie Remi Elie has three points (1-2=3) in eight NHL contests during the 2016-17 campaign. The first-year forward has points in three of his last six games (1-2=3) and registered his first career NHL point streak (1-1=2) from March 8 - 12. The rookie lit the lamp (1-0=1) for his first career NHL goal on March 12 against the San Jose Sharks, recording the lone goal in the contest for the Stars. Against the Senators on March 8, he notched his first career NHL point (0-1=1), assisting on Tyler Seguin's goal in the second period. In eight games, Elie has logged 20 hits, eight blocked shots, four takeaways and four penalty minutes. He made his NHL debut on March 4 against the Florida Panthers, logging 15:29 TOI with one hit and one faceoff win (1-for-1, 100%). Elie was recalled from the Texas Stars (AHL) on March 3, and was tied for sixth on Texas with 25 points (8-17=25) in 50 games played this season at the time of his call-up. In two professional seasons with Texas, he has registered 42 points (14-28=42) in 114 regular-season games. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound native of Cornwall, Ont. was originally selected by Dallas in the second round (40th overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft.