Right wing Michael Frolik of the Chicago Blackhawks skates the puck against James Neal of the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center on February 11 2011 in Dallas Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Blow 3-0 Lead, Lose To Stars In Shootout

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Blackhawks Score Three Goals In First 13 Minutes, But Lose To Stars

Dallas, TX (Sports Network) – Brad Richards scored the winner in the shootout as the Dallas Stars rallied to take a 4-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks at American Airlines Center.

In the second round of the shootout, Richards buried a wrister past Marty Turco to give Dallas the advantage. After Patrick Sharp missed the net, Mike Ribeiro sealed the win when he lifted a forehand over Turco.

Stephane Robidas, Richards and Brenden Morrow all scored for the Stars, who had dropped six of seven coming into the contest. Kari Lehtonen stopped 23 shots in the win.

Patrick Kane and a goal and two assists while Sharp and Brent Seabrook each lit the lamp for the Blackhawks, who have dropped three of four.


Chicago Blackhawks Vs. Dallas Stars: Michael Frolik Brings New Blood

When the Blackhawks take the ice tonight in Dallas, there will be one player missing. No, not Jack Skille, who was traded to the Florida Panthers two days ago. Marian Hossa, suffering from the flu, is unlikely to play tonight.

The Blackhawks, meanwhile, will welcome new winger Michael Frolik, acquired in the deal with Florida. He says he's excited to be a Blackhawk:

For Frolik, Chicago is a fresh start. He scored 21 goals in each of the past two seasons, but had only eight with the Panthers before he was traded.

“I’ll be playing with different guys and a different system, so maybe it can help,” Frolik said. “For sure (the Panthers) expected goals from me in Florida. For sure the pressure was there. But it’s everywhere. Pressure will be here, too. There are so many guys (here) who can score goals, but I just want to help the team.”

As for selecting No. 67, which was also his number in Florida, Frolik said there was no special significance. Other than it’s not No. 68, the former number of the great Jaromir Jagr.

“When I got to America somebody told me I should pick out some big number,” he said. “No. 68 is untouchable, so I just went one lower.”

It's expected that Corey Crawford will be in goal again tonight. With the acquisition of goaltending prospect Alexander Salak in the deal, it's likely a sign that Marty Turco will be one-year-and-done with the Blackhawks.

Tonight's game begins at 7:30 p.m. CST and will be televised on CSN Chicago.

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