"I think we're giving them [Dallas] a little bit too much respect," Chicago forward Kyle Calder said. "We have to come out, be ourselves and play our game."
Modano opened the scoring at 42 seconds. Khabibulin made a pad save on Zubov's shot from the right boards, but Modano was wide open at the left side of the crease and fired in the loose puck. Jokinen converted a rebound from almost the same spot at 1:58 after
Khabibulin stopped Stephane Robidas' drive from the right point.
"We spotted them a couple with bad D-zone coverage right out of the gate," Chicago coach Trent Yawney said.
Arnott's power-play goal with just 5.2 seconds left in the period made it 3-0. He also connected from the left edge of the crease, after taking a cross-ice pass from Bill Guerin.
Bell's deflection during a five-on-three Chicago power-play at 6:16 of the second cut it to 3-1. Standing in the slot, Bell redirected Spacek's feed past Turco.
Perrott beat Khabibulin high on the glove side with a 40-foot drive from top of the slot with 4:34 left in the period to give Dallas a 4-1 lead.
After fanning on his first attempt, Holmqvist beat Turco from 15-feet out at 1:33 of the third to make it 4-2.
Lehtinen made it 5-2 on a shot from the slot at 9:23 of the period, completing a rush with Modano. Arnason added a power-play goal with 3:30 left.
Modano extended his points streak to eight games. He has three goals and eight assists during the stretch. He has 468 career goals, tying Pat LaFontaine for third on the NHL scoring list for U.S.-born players .... The Stars are 11-3-0 on the road, the best 14-game road start in franchise history. ... Chicago defenseman Adrian Aucoin missed his fourth straight game because of a groin injury, and fellow defenseman Michal Barinka missed his second with concussion-like symptoms.
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Arena: United Center Location: Chicago, Illinois
Referees: Dennis LaRue, Chris Rooney Linesmen: Derek Amell, Steve Barton
Attendance: 12,839 (65.1% full)
Team Stat Comparison
Power Play Goals
Power Play Opportunities
Shots on Goal
Mike Modano (10)
Assists: Sergei Zubov, Jere Lehtinen
Jussi Jokinen (9)
Assists: Stephane Robidas, Stu Barnes
Jason Arnott (11)
(Power Play) Assists: Bill Guerin, Trevor Daley
Mark Bell (14)
(Power Play) Assists: Jaroslav Spacek, Anton Babchuk
Nathan Perrott (2)
Assists: Steve Ott, Trevor Daley
Mikael Holmqvist (5)
Assists: Jim Dowd, Jaroslav Spacek
Jere Lehtinen (17)
Assists: Mike Modano, Sergei Zubov
Tyler Arnason (9)
(Power Play) Assists: Patrick Sharp, Duncan Keith