The Stars haven’t lost to Chicago since Jan. 20, 2002, going 11-0-2 against the Blackhawks. Dallas is 3-0 against Chicago this season, with 11 players scoring at least one goal and 18 registering at least one point.
Dallas has 22 wins and six ties in its last 33 games with Chicago, which has lost six straight and 13 of its last 16 road games to the Stars.
Turco, who had 15 saves in Wednesday’s 4-2 win over the Minnesota Wild to match the club’s single-season record for wins with 37, has 10 wins and a tie with a 1.22 goals-against average and three shutouts in 12 lifetime starts against the Blackhawks.
The Stars set an NHL record Wednesday in their 4-2 win over the Minnesota Wild, rallying from a third-period deficit for the 11th this season. Dallas scored three goals in a 5:18 span of the final period, improving to 16-3 when scoring at least two third-period goals and 8-0 when netting three or more.
“The goal is to win the game and you have 60 minutes,” Dallas coach Dave Tippett said. “It just so happened that we used the last 20 to do that. It would be easier on the coaches’ hair color if we led a little more.”
Dallas has won eight of its last 10 games overall and nine of its last 10 at home.
Jason Arnott, Stu Barnes and Jere Lehtinen have combined to score 11 of Dallas’ 21 goals against Chicago this season, while rookie Jussi Jokinen has three goals and six assists in his last four home games.
Chicago lost to the Phoenix Coyotes 4-3 on Thursday, its sixth loss in the last seven games.
Kyle Calder cut the lead to 4-3 with 1:19 to play, but the Blackhawks could not get the tying goal.
“We had our chances,” said Chicago coach Trent Yawney. “Their guys played well, but the most impressive thing is they play hard until the final buzzer. That’s a credit to them.”
Calder, who also had an assist, and has three goals and two assists in his last four games.
Goalie Nikolai Khabibulin is 1-4 with a 3.73 GAA after missing 12 games with a sprained left knee, and is just 3-10-2 in his last 15 games against Dallas.