Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Andrew Shaw broke a tie with one of Chicago's three third-period goals, and the NHL-leading Blackhawks cooled off the Dallas Stars with a 5-2 win at United Center.
Marian Hossa sealed Chicago's sixth straight victory with an empty-net tally in the final minute and added two assists.
Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews had a goal and a helper, while Ray Emery improved to 16-1-0 this season with a 16-save effort.
Jamie Benn supplied both goals for Dallas, which had its winning streak halted at five games. Richard Bachman stopped 23 shots in the setback that leaves the Stars two points out of a playoff spot.
The Blackhawks built a 2-0 lead before the Stars rallied behind Benn. His second marker tied things up 3:07 into the third period. A turnover by Chicago in the neutral zone led to Benn taking a drop pass from Ray Whitney and beating Emery on the glove side.
Shaw quickly countered for the Blackhawks, firing a shot from the right circle past Bachman at 4:31.
Niklas Hjalmarsson doubled Chicago's advantage with a slap shot at 7:46.
Toews tipped a Hossa shot behind Bachman at the 12:54 mark of the first period.
Viktor Stalberg beat Bachman at 12:14 of the middle stanza, which Benn answered 1:58 later.
Dallas last won six games in a row March 2-13, 2002 ... The Stars have lost four straight to Chicago.
04/15 23:15:50 ET