Here are Three Things to Watch when the Blackhawks take on the Dallas Stars tonight on NBC Sports Chicago and streaming live on the NBC Sports app. Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. with Blackhawks Pregame Live.
1. Patrick Kane going for 500.
Earlier in the season, Kane hit the 300-goal mark and 800-point milestone for his NHL career. Now he's going for the trifecta.
The next assist the former Hart Trophy winner will record will be his 500th. He would become the 19th active player to reach that mark, and sixth player in franchise history to do that (Stan Mikita: 926, Denis Savard: 719, Doug Wilson: 554, Bobby Hull: 549 and Steve Larmer: 517)
2. Jonathan Toews' scoring drought.
Since scoring four goals in his first four games to kick off the 2018 calendar year, the Blackhawks captain hasn't found the back of the net in 11 straight, tying the third-longest goal drought of his career.
Here are his previous droughts:
- 13 games during 2016-17 season
- 12 games to open the 2008-09 season
- 11 games during 2014-15 season
- 11 games during 2017-18 season*
If the Blackhawks want to make a late playoff push, it starts and ends with No. 19 getting going offensively.
3. Tyler Seguin.
After having just two points (one goal, one assist) in his previous seven games, Seguin has three goals and two assists in a three-game goal/point streak. He hasn't scored a goal in four straight this season, and you better believe he'll be looking to extend each of those against the Blackhawks.
Seguin is coming off a game in which he registered 14 shot attempts (six on goal). He also has recorded at least a point in each of the first three games against Chicago, including a two-goal effort in a 4-0 win on Dec. 21.