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Corey Crawford made 38 saves in his second shutout in three games, helping the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-0 on Thursday night for their fourth straight victory.
 
Marian Hossa had two goals, Jonathan Toews also scored and the Blackhawks killed off three more penalties to run their streak to 12 after an awful start to the season for their penalty-killers.
 
Artemi Panarin added his fifth of the season off a slick pass from Patrick Kane in the third, closing out Chicago's seventh win in nine games overall.
 
Colorado dominated parts of the first and second periods, but Crawford was on top of his game again. He stopped Tyson Barrie about 5 minutes into the first, and denied Matt Duchene on a breakaway in the second. He also had a sharp glove save on Barrie at 9:34 of the third.
 
The Blackhawks visit Dallas on Saturday night, and then host the Stars on Sunday.
 
>>Stars Blast Blues
 
Tyler Seguin matched his career high with four assists - on Dallas' first four goals - to help the Stars beat the St. Louis Blues 6-2 in a rematch of their playoff series last season.
 
John Klingberg had two goals for the Stars, including an empty-netter. Patrick Eaves, Stephen Johns, Jason Spezza and Jordie Benn also scored for Dallas. Jamie Benn had three assists.
 
Paul Stastny and captain Alex Pietrangelo scored for St. Louis, which is 1-3-1 with only five goals in the last five games. The Blues have allowed 11 goals in the last two.
 
Stars goalie Antti Niemi made 28 saves. Jake Allen had 21 for the Blues.
 
St. Louis will return home to face Columbus on Saturday.

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