Kane and the Blackhawks visit the Stars

1 year 10 months 1 week ago Saturday, March 09 2019 Mar 9, 2019 March 09, 2019 1:23 AM March 09, 2019 in Sports - AP - Texas

By The Associated Press

Chicago Blackhawks (28-30-9, 12th in the Western Conference) vs. Dallas Stars (35-27-5, seventh in the Western Conference)

Dallas; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Patrick Kane leads Chicago into a matchup against Dallas. He ranks second in the NHL with 96 points, scoring 40 goals and recording 56 assists.

The Stars are 21-10-2 at home. Dallas has allowed 36 power-play goals, killing 82.2 percent of opponent chances.

The Blackhawks are 10-6-3 against division opponents. Chicago ranks eighth in the league averaging 3.3 goals per game, led by Kane with 40. In their last meeting on Feb. 24, Dallas won 4-3.

TOP PERFORMERS: Tyler Seguin leads the Stars with 61 total points, scoring 27 goals and adding 34 assists. Jamie Benn has recorded six goals and totaled 7 points over the last 10 games for Dallas.

Kane leads the Blackhawks with 40 total goals and has totaled 96 points. Alex DeBrincat has scored seven goals and recorded 11 points over the last 10 games for Chicago.

LAST 10 GAMES: Blackhawks: 5-5-0, averaging 10.4 points, 3.9 goals, 6.5 assists, 2.6 penalties and 5.5 penalty minutes while giving up 4.3 goals per game with a .871 save percentage.

Stars: 6-4-0, averaging 6.7 points, 2.6 goals, 4.1 assists, 3.5 penalties and 7.8 penalty minutes while giving up two goals per game with a .944 save percentage.

Stars Injuries: Mats Zuccarello: out (broken arm), Radek Faksa: day to day (upper body).

Blackhawks Injuries: Cam Ward: out (knee).

The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by HERO Sports, and data from Sportradar.

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