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(Dallas, TX)  --  Patrick  Sharp and Brandon Saad both scored two goals and  the Chicago Blackhawks ended the Dallas Stars' point streak at six games with a 6-2 win on Tuesday night. 

Michael  Kostka and Patrick  Kane also scored and Kane had two assists for the 
Blackhawks,  who extended their road winning against the Stars to six games -- 
including two last month -- and pushed their NHL-best point total to 49. 

Antti Raanta had 27 saves for Chicago on the same day the team announced Corey 
Crawford  will miss around three weeks with a lower-body injury he suffered in 
the  first period  of Sunday's win against Florida, which snapped a three-game 
losing streak for the Blackhawks. 

Dallas  starter  Kari Lehtonen  gave up four  goals on 19  shots before he was 
pulled  8:20 into  the second period. Dan  Ellis allowed two goals on 14 shots 
after that. 

Antoine  Roussel  scored both goals for  the Stars, whose point streak (3-0-3) 
included three points against the Blackhawks (1-0-1). 

The  teams played four  times in a little over a month -- Chicago won three -- 
but Stars captain Jamie Benn said that kind of familiarity doesn't necessarily 
lead to games like this one, where one side blows the other one out. 

"Every  game's a  new game," Benn said. "They just outworked us. That's pretty 
much all it is." 

Kostka  scored 2:03  into the game, his  shot from the high right side hitting 
traffic  in  front and just  sliding over the  line off Lehtonen's glove. Kane 
made it 2-0 when he beat Lehtonen with a backhand on a breakaway at 12:05. 

Chicago  scored early in  the second, too, on Saad's rebound at 2:26 and Sharp 
scored  twice in  a 2:48 span later in  the period, first on a slapshot on the 
power play and then on a backhand to make it 5-0 with 11:08 elapsed. 

"We  were throwing the puck at the net and it was going in," said Kostka. "But 
we  have to  make sure we always keep  our foot on the gas and don't let teams 
crawl back in once we get a lead. I'm pretty sure we did a good job tonight of 
that." 

Roussel  got Dallas on the board 2:28 later from in close but Saad's second of 
the period came in the final minute to restore the five-goal lead. 

Roussel scored again in the final minute of the game on a deflection. 

                                   Game Notes 

Dallas  was  0-for-5 on  the  power  play and  Chicago  went  1-for-5 ...  The 
Blackhawks  are  home against Philadelphia on  Wednesday ... The Stars play at 
Nashville on Thursday to start a three-game road trip. 

 
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