Bob Bassen and Sergei Zubov scored and Arturs Irbe made 16 saves as Dallas got its franchise-record 43rd victory. Also, Dallas defenseman Derian Hatcher will be out for 7-10 days after arthroscopic knee surgery. He tore a cartilage during Wednesday night's victory over Phoenix.
BLACKHAWKS: Center Dmitri Nabokov signed a multiyear contract, three months before the 1995 first-round pick would have been eligible to re-enter the draft. Nabokov, 20, has spent this season with Regina in the Western Hockey League.
CANADIENS: Center Saku Koivu is questionable for tonight's game against Washington. He has missed three games with a sprained left shoulder.