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Stars get wake-up call in 8-1 loss to Blackhawks

by Mark Stepneski / Dallas Stars

It went beyond being not pretty at American Airlines Center Saturday night. It was ugly for the Dallas Stars, who were routed 8-1 by the Chicago Blackhawks.

“These guys gave us a wake-up call tonight,” said Stars forward Jamie Benn.

Chicago, the NHL’s top team, led 3-0 after one period and was up 6-0 after two. The Blackhawks held the Stars to just eight shots over the first 40 minutes of the game and ended up with a 34-19 shots advantage for the game. The eight goals against were the most the Stars had given up since March 1996, when Winnipeg beat the Stars 8-2.

“We certainly got humbled,” added Stars captain Brenden Morrow.

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