DALLAS—If there has been one constant for the Blackhawks this season, it has been their ability to keep their high-octane offense rolling.
The Hawks flashed more of their goal-scoring prowess Thursday night as they defeated the Dallas Stars 6-3 before a crowd of 18,207 at the American Airlines Center for their second straight victory on this six-game trip.
"It was a great road game," said Eager, who scored his second goal of the season in the first period. "The guys were fired up. We've been playing a lot of games recently, and we just kept things rolling and played simple and it worked out."
The Hawks entered the game tied for third in the NHL in scoring at 3.41 goals per game and have been even better in November with 34 goals in eight games.
Eager took advantage of a bump to the third line after Dustin Byfuglien left the ice during the Hawks' morning skate. He is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury.
"I know I can play in this league, and I know I can score some goals," Eager said. "Sometimes you get a chance through injury, but I was ready to play and played my game. It was a fun game to be a part of."
After the Stars took a 1-0 lead on Brenden Morrow's goal, Kane scored his ninth with 37 seconds remaining in the first to even the score 1-1. Eager found Kane moving down the left of the ice, and the winger fired a wrist shot from the circle past Stars goaltender Marty Turco on the stick side.
The Hawks took a 2-1 lead when Eager outraced two Stars for the puck and fired a wrist shot from the right dot past Turco.
Mike Modano's power-play goal just more than a minute later tied it 2-2, but the Hawks struck back with Brian Campbell on the power play.
The Stars' James Neal tied it 3-3, but then Versteeg took matters into his own hands to give the Hawks the lead after two periods with a highlight-reel goal.
While on the power play, Versteeg picked up a loose puck at center ice, skated down the left side, cut through three Stars defenders and beat Turco from in close for the rookie's seventh goal of the season.
"The guys are really coming along," Versteeg said. "We need to be an above-.500 team on the road, and we're on our way to doing that right now. That comes with a lot of hard work, and everyone seems to be buying in."
The Hawks made it 5-3 midway through the third on Martin Havlat's sixth goal, and Kane closed the scoring with an empty-netter in the waning seconds.
Nikolai Khabibulin, making his second consecutive start in goal, made 31 saves to improve to 6-1-4 on the season. The Hawks have picked up at least one point in the veteran's last 10 starts.