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Chicago,  IL (SportsNetwork.com)  - Duncan Keith netted the deciding goal late 
in  the second  period and Marian Hossa added an empty-net insurance marker as 
Chicago topped Dallas, 4-2, at United Center. 

Andrew  Shaw and Kris  Versteeg also lit the lamp for the Blackhawks, who have 
won  three of their last four and took the season series against their Central 
Division rivals by a 4-1-0 count. 

"It  was a big  win tonight," Keith said. "I thought we came out, had a pretty 
good start and we were able to get one on the power play which was nice to get 
us jump-started." 

Corey Crawford stopped 25-of-27 shots for the victorious hosts. 

Ryan  Garbutt registered both goals for the Stars, while Kari Lehtonen came up 
with 38 saves in the loss. 

"It's  that time  of year  where  it doesn't  really  matter if  you had  your 
chances,"  Garbutt said. "At the end of the day you have to get the two points 
so we gotta make sure we come back hard next game here." 

Despite coming up empty on a power-play chance earlier in the third and facing 
a  two-goal  deficit, Garbutt stuffed one  home from behind the net and inside 
the right post with 5:40 to play, and the Stars climbed back within 3-2. 

Lehtonen was called to the bench for an extra skater with well over one minute 
to  go, and Chicago's  first try to the empty cage was negated after officials 
ruled the puck was batted in due to a high stick. 

Hossa  made no  mistake, though, on the next shift, providing the winning two- 
goal margin at 19:26. 

Shaw  slid home a  loose puck created from a Patrick Sharp rebound and Chicago 
led 1-0 with 18 seconds left in the first period. 

Versteeg  doubled the  hosts' edge at 4:12,  then Garbutt put the Stars on the 
board just after the midway point of the second when he cut from left to right 
and beat Crawford through the pads on the backhand. 

It was 3-1 on Keith's left-point blast off a dish from Sharp at 14:15. 

                                   Game Notes 

19-year-old  Finnish  native Teuvo  Teravainen  made  his  NHL debut  for  the 
Blackhawks,  held without  a shot  on goal  in 11:39  of ice  time ...  Dallas 
forward Tyler Seguin extended his point streak to 10 games with an assist. 

 
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