Hossa, Anisimov and Panarin lead Blackhawks over Stars

Chicago Blackhawks' Artem Anisimov (15) of Russia, celebrates with teammates on the bench after scoring a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
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CHICAGO (AP) Marian Hossa, Artem Anisimov and Artemi Panarin scored to lead the Central Division-leading Chicago Blackhawks over the Dallas Stars 3-1 on Sunday night.

Chicago's Scott Darling made 23 saves in his fifth straight start while No. 1 goalie Corey Crawford recovers from an appendectomy. Darling has permitted just seven goals during the stretch, but the Blackhawks have scored only nine while going 2-2-1.

Devin Shore scored for Dallas, which lost its second straight and third in four.

Dallas' Kari Lehtonen blocked 24 shots while making his fifth straight start.

The 37-year-old Hossa scored his team-leading 15th goal and has three in three games.

Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews missed his ninth game and defenseman Brent Seabrook his second with upper-body injuries.