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Blackhawks Continue Winning Ways Against Dallas
DALLAS (AP) -- Marian Hossa scored 36 seconds after the opening faceoff, Colin Fraser had the first of his two goals in the final minute of the first period, and the Chicago Blackhawks stretched their winning streak to four games with a 5-2 victory over the Dallas Stars Tuesday night.

Chicago's Antti Niemi made 26 saves in his sixth straight start, and Jonathan Toews contributed a short-handed goal for the Blackhawks.

Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville hasn't officially named Niemi as his playoff starter over Cristobal Huet, but that seems to be the direction in which Quenneville is leaning based on recent starts.

Patrick Kane also scored for the Central Division champs, who have three games left to pass San Jose for top playoff seed in the West.

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