DALLAS (AP) — Jason Spezza scored in his fifth straight game, Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn ended goal-scoring slumps and the Dallas Stars regained the Western Conference lead by beating the Chicago Blackhawks, 5-2, on Friday night.
Dallas improved to 41-20-8 with 90 points, two more than Central Division-rival Chicago and three more than third-place St. Louis. Each team has 13 games remaining.READ MORE: Chicago Weather Alert: Dangerous Driving Conditions With Snow Causing Low Visibility For Friday Commute
Kari Lehtonen made 21 saves for the Stars, who are 3-0-1 in their last four games. Antoine Roussel and Ales Hemsky also scored.READ MORE: Chicago Weather Alert: City Deploys Over 200 Plows Amid Lake Effect Snow
Teuvo Teravainen and Tomas Fleischmann scored for Chicago.
Benn’s power-play goal at 10:42 of the second gave Dallas a 4-0 lead. Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville then removed Corey Crawford, who had 16 saves. Scott Darling finished with 10 saves. He was pulled for an extra skater with 8:10 to play and returned after Ales Hemsky’s empty-net goal with 4:31 left.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather Alert: Heavy Lake Effect Snow Friday; Nearly 8 Inches Possible In Some Areas
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