[7:00 PM] Stars @ Blackhawks

Who will WIN this matchup?

Dallas Stars (4-5-2)

@ Chicago Blackhawks (8-3-1)


Starting Goalies:

Kari Lehtonen (DAL): Confirmed

Corey Crawford (CHI): Unconfirmed


Current odds:

Dallas Stars: (+145)

Chicago Blackhawks: (-165)


Chicago killed off a late power play while Patrick Kane had a goal and an assist to push his total to 46 points in 36 games against Dallas in Saturday’s 3-2 road victory — the Blackhawks’ second in the last eight meetings with the Stars.

Dallas could not follow up an impressive 6-2 victory over St. Louis on Thursday, dropping to 2-4-2 over its last eight outings. The Stars hope to get some offense from their top weapons in the rematch Sunday after leading scorers Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn were held without a point. Dallas, which has been plagued by injuries up front throughout the first month of the season, likely will be without Jason Spezza after the veteran left Saturday’s game with a lower-body injury.

Curtis McKenzie and Brett Ritchie recorded the goals in the first period Saturday for Dallas, which is just 3-for-31 on the power play over the last seven contests.

Forward Richard Panik snapped a five-game goal drought with his seventh of the season Saturday and stands fourth on the team in points behind Kane, Artem Anisimov (15 each) and Artemi Panarin (13).

The Blackhawks are 12-for-12 on the penalty kill the last four games while Dallas has surrendered six power-play goals in the last six contests.


StreakSmarts Pick: Chicago Blackhawks

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick