John Jaeckel: Stars at Blackhawks GameDay Preview

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Dallas Stars (20-17-7) @ Chicago Blackhawks (28-14-2)

5PM Central

WGN, FS-SW

THE BUZZ

The Blackhawks (5-5 in their last 10) continue to try to break out of a funk that began before Christmas. Meanwhile, the Stars beat Washington 5-4 last night, and are 5-3-2 in their last 10. Dallas can score; keeping pucks out of their own net has been more of a problem.

This is a game the Hawks should win, though Dallas, led by Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin cannot be taken for granted.

THE NUMBERS

Power Play

Dallas, 25th, 15.1%

Chicago, 16th, 18.2%

Penalty Kill

Dallas, 22nd, 79.3%

Chicago, 1st, 88.6%

5-On-5 GF/GA

Dallas, 16th, 1.05

Chicago, 4th, 1.26

THE LINEUPS (PROJECTED)

Dallas

Benn Seguin Sceviour

Cole Spezza Hemsky

Roussel Eakin Garbutt

Horcoff Fiddler Moen

Goligoski Klingberg

Benn Demers

Schlemko Oleksiak

Lehtonen

Chicago

Saad Toews Hossa

Bickell Richards Kane

Sharp Teravainen Smith

Nordstrom Kruger Shaw

Keith Seabrook

Oduya Hjalmarsson

Rozsival Rundblad

Crawford

All for now,

JJ