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Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - The Chicago Blackhawks began a new winning streak Saturday with an 8-1 thrashing of the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center.

Chicago captain Jonathan Toews had two goals and an assist, Marian Hossa lit the lamp twice and Patrick Kane registered a goal and two helpers in the rout.

The Blackhawks had dropped two in a row following their NHL-record 24-game point streak to start the season. After allowing six goals in setbacks to Colorado and Edmonton, they clamped down defensively in Thursday's 2-1 shootout win over Columbus.

Trevor Daley provided the lone goal in Dallas' fourth consecutive loss.