A funny thing has happened after the Dallas Stars ran into injury troubles.They have managed to keep pace in the Western Conference playoff race. Now http://www.officialcanadiensprostore.com/authentic-adidas-karl-alzner-jersey , the Stars (13-10-3) have a chance to improve their fortunes as top goaltender Ben Bishop returns from injury Saturday in Vancouver against the Canucks (11-14-3).“The best part of our game has been our goaltending,” Dallas coach Jim Montgomery told reporters after a practice Friday. “It doesn’t matter which one (Bishop or Anton Khudobin) is in nets. They always give us an opportunity. When Bish is in there, it’s a different feeling behind the bench. He gives us more control, positioning, poise and, obviously, the puckhandling is really good.”Article continues below ...Bishop sports an 8-5-1 record, .923 save percentage, 2.33 goals-against average and two shutouts this season. He has missed the past five games with an undisclosed lower-body injury.Montgomery confirmed that he will start in goal against the Canucks.Perhaps not coincidentally, the Stars have only two wins in the past six games as Khudobin has carried most of the netminding load. Temporary backup Landon Bow was returned to the Texas Stars of the AHL on Friday.Khudobin earned praise from Montgomery for his competitiveness. The Stars have lost four of their past six games Jonathan Bernier Jersey Womens , but Dallas currently sits — just barely — above the playoff bar.That’s quite a feat considering that the Stars have been playing without top defensemen John Klingberg (hand) and Marc Methot (knee) — as well as fellow rearguards Stephen Johns (neck/headaches) and Connor Carrick (foot).Only one of the six defensemen now playing regularly, Esa Lindell, 24, toiled with Dallas last season.Most of the defense minutes have been logged by an unlikely mix of other teams’ castoffs — Joe Hanley, 27; Taylor Fedun, 30, and Roman Polak, 32 — and young prospects Miro Heiskanen, 19, who is viewed as a rookie of the year candidate Mike Reilly Jersey , and Gavin Bayreuther, 24.“We’ve got a lot of call-ups here, and we’re a bunch of underdogs, to be honest — and we’re playing our hearts out,” Bayreuther, who began the season in the AHL, told the team’s website.Montgomery said the veterans and youngsters on the blue line have inspired the rest of the Stars.“They’re saving our season — there’s no other way to say it,” said Montgomery.The Stars are coming off an overtime win in Calgary on Wednesday. Meanwhile the struggling Canucks hope to rebound from what coach Travis Green called a “disheartening” home-ice loss Thursday to Vegas. The Golden Knights prevailed 4-3 on a shorthanded goal by William Karlsson after a blatant turnover — and lack of effort — by the Canucks in the final six and a half minutes.Green expressed strong disappointment after the game Thursday. But the coach, whose injury-depleted club has only one win in 11 games, tried to put a positive spin on the result Friday Womens Paul Byron Jersey , contending he “felt great” about his team’s showing.“I’d take (Thursday) night’s game 82 times and I’d be really happy,” he said. “And I know our record would be a lot better than a lot of people thought we’d be at the start of the year. If (Thursday) night’s game is there every night, we’re definitely making a lot of improvements.”The injury-riddled Canucks got some good news Friday as they was learned top defenseman Alex Edler will be able to play Saturday after receiving a cut in the face and going through the concussion protocol Thursday. Edler took part in practice and told reporters he is good to play against the Stars.“Five guys (were) out again (Thursday) night, so it was nice not to add Edler to the list,” said Green. CHICAGO (AP) Tyler Seguin’s scoring touch and Ben Bishop’s fine work in net was enough for the surging Dallas Stars.Seguin scored twice, Bishop made 37 saves and the Stars beat the fading Chicago Blackhawks 4-2 on Thursday night for their fourth straight victory.Tyler Pitlick connected with 4.5 seconds left in the second period and Stephen Johns also scored for the Stars, who strengthened their hold on the top wild card in the Western Conference and remained one point behind third-place St. Louis in the Central Division.”Greasy,” said Seguin, who ran his team-high total to 28 goals by scoring for the fourth straight game. ”I don’t think it was the best effort by any of us, starting with myself and our line.”I think it’s a great thing that we still hung in there to get two points. That’s a playoff-type game where it’s not going to be perfect Authentic Shea Weber Jersey , not going to be the prettiest, but we found a way.”Dallas jumped on a handful of Chicago mistakes while completing a sweep of the four-game season series. The Stars have outscored their opponents 16-5 during their winning streak.”I thought we beat a desperate hockey team, a club that played very well,” coach Ken Hitchcock said. ”Ben was great. The defense battled like crazy and we had some of our workers come through for us up front.”Jonathan Toews and Artem Anisimov scored for Chicago, which lost its fourth straight overall and sixth straight at home for its longest skid at the United Center since losing eight in a row in 2006-07. Anton Forsberg blocked 26 shots.”For whatever reason, we’re having a hard time putting the puck in the net and the little mistakes seem to be costing us,” said defenseman Brent Seabrook, who had two assists. ”It’s tough to recover.”Toews’ 15th goal at 9:07 was the lone score in the first period. After taking Seabrook’s bank pass off the boards, Toews gained a step on defenseman Dan Hamhuis and snapped off a shot from the left circle that ticked off Bishop’s right pad.The captain snapped an 11-game drought with his first goal since he scored twice at Ottawa on Jan. 9. During the span, the veteran center had just three assists.Seguin and Johns scored on consecutive shots 59 seconds apart early in the second to put Dallas ahead 2-1.Capping a quick transition Victor Mete Jersey , Seguin streaked down the slot ahead of defenseman Connor Murphy and tipped in Alexander Radulov’s nifty backhand pass at 5:44. After Chicago turned over the puck behind its net, Johns’ screened shot from the left point appeared to hit traffic and sailed past Forsberg.Anisimov’s power-play goal at 12:48 tied it at 2. He batted in the puck from the left side of the net after Seabrook’s shot from the top of the slot went wide and bounded off the back boards.Pitlick put Dallas back ahead in the final seconds of the period. His shot from the right circle beat Forsberg over the right shoulder and landed in the upper-left corner of the net.Chicago coach Joel Quenneville said Forsberg should have stopped Pitlick’s shot – and the chance shouldn’t have materialized in the first place.”I thought our best period in a little while (was) the second period and we gave up three goals,” Quenneville said. ”The game turned on the goal at the end of the period.”Tommy Wingels’ point-blank shot for Chicago hit the post 6:12 into the third. Bishop made a handful of close-in saves in the third before Seguin scored into an empty net with 58 seconds left.NOTES: Dallas D Julius Honka left in the second period with an upper-body injury. … Dallas C Martin Hanzal left the ice limping late in the second period after Brett Ritchie’s shot hit him on the inside of the left knee, but he returned for the third. Hanzal played his second game after missing five with a muscle strain in lower body. … Blackhawks G Corey Crawford continues to skate on his own, but Quenneville still has no timetable for his return. Crawford has missed 19 straight games with an upper-body injury. … Chicago D Jan Rutta sat out with an undisclosed injury and is day to day.UP NEXTStars: Scheduled to return to Dallas and host Pittsburgh on Friday. A snowstorm hit Chicago on Thursday night and disrupted air traffic.Blackhawks: At Minnesota on Saturday night to start a three-game trip.