Dallas Stars look to gain ground in the division against the 'Hawks
Today at 7:30 the 8-8-5 Dallas Stars take on the f13-9-5 Blackhawks. The Stars have already taken 1 of 2 meetings, collecting two points. They need to take today's meeting as well. By getting the 4 points against the Blackhawks it would be like getting 8 points because the 'Hawks are also receiving a loss while we are gaining the points. In cases where the Stars are not playing the 'Hawks they are not in control of whether the 'Hawks actually lose, but since the Stars are playing them, they can both earn the 4 points, and hand them two losses all at the same time, gaining ground in the division. Right now the 'Hawks are up ten points on the Stars in the division.