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Ron Tugnutt gunned down the Blackhawks in rare start to lead Dallas to a 4-0 road victory.

Tugnutt, making just his seventh start of the season, stopped a total of 26 shots for his first shutout of the season and 26th of his NHL career to lead the Dallas Stars to a 4-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday.
Pierre Turgeon and Jere Lehtinen each added a goal and assist for the Dallas, who broke a three-game winless streak. Bill Guerin and Valeri Bure also scored for Dallas. Bure popped his first one in the net for the Stars

Dallas has now extended their unbeaten streak against the Blackhawks to eight games.

Stars has closed in on the first-place leaders San Jose, now three points behind.

Blackhawks rookie netminder Adam Munro was a bit sloppy in his fourth career start. He had 27 saves, but allowed two goals from bad angles and gave up a big rebounds to set Dallas up with a higher score.

Chicago only has just one win in their last nine games.

Bill Guerin started things off for Dallas just 1:34 into the first period.

Stars new pick up, Valeri Bure made it a 2-0 Dallas lead at the 6:06 mark of the second period when he flew up the zone and picked up a rebound of Mike Modano's slapshot. Munro made a pad save on captian Mike Modano's shot, but sent the puck to Bure and he popped it in.

Bure scored his first goal since being acquired from the Florida Panthers on Tuesday.

Turgeon made it 3-0 Stars lead at the 2:36 mark of the third period. He shot the puck from the left board and it slipped between Munro's pads.

Just 8:19 left in regulation. Jere Lehtinen heated things up for Dallas even more when he beat Munro with a fast-wrist shot from the left circle after Chicago made a turnover.

Dallas now goes home and will host the San Jose Sharks. San Jose defeated the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday. Sharks goaltender Nabokov made 25 stops to lead the Sharks to beat the Kings with a 3-1 victory on Saturday.

The win extented San Jose's lead over Dallas to five points in the Pacific Division. The Stars lost 3-0 to Detroit on Saturday

Nabokov made the start in the second period after Toskala had to leave the game with a body injury. Toskala faced a total of eight shots in the first period.