NHL Game Summary - Edmonton at Dallas
(Monday, November 7th)
Final Score: Dallas 4, Edmonton 0
Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - Marty Turco made 16 saves for his first shutout of the season and 22nd of his career, as the Dallas Stars blanked the Edmonton Oilers, 4-0, at American Airlines Center.
Mike Modano, Jussi Jokinen, and Stephane Robidas each had a goal and an assist for the Stars, who now own a three-game winning streak. Junior Lessard also tallied a goal for Dallas, which has outscored its opponents 16-3 in the last three contests.
Jussi Markkanen made 19 saves before being pulled early in the third period for the Oilers, who saw their attempt to win six straight, after a seven game winless streak, stopped short.
Dallas took a 1-0 lead in the first period on a power play goal. With Danny Syvret in the box for interference, Jason Arnott hit Bill Guerin at the left point. He let fly with a shot that was deflected in front by Jokinen and into the right corner of the net with 7:36 to play in the opening session.
A Oilers turnover at the Stars blueline led to a 3-on-2 situation for Edmonton's second goal, with three minutes left in the first. Jokinen brought the puck into the zone on the right side and sent a cross-ice pass to Modano on the left side. Modano hit Lessard in front of the net and he tipped it over Markkanen's glove for the first goal of his NHL career.
"I was just lucky. Good things happen to you when you go to the net," said Lessard.
Edmonton came out strong after being dominated in the early going and had several good scoring chances, but Turco made a couple of nice saves to keep Edmonton off the board.
The Oilers' best opportunity in the period was when Jarret Stoll came in on a breakaway. He had Turco sprawled on the ice, but when he went to the backhand, Turco used his stick to knock the puck off of Stoll's blade.
"I was patient tonight and let the game come to me," said Turco. "It was great to watch our guys play one of our most complete games of the season. We continue to do the little things right."
Robidas gave the Stars a 3-0 with 5:16 left in the second period. Antti Miettinen dumped the puck in the zone and Robidas picked it up, skated out front of the net and put a backhand shot through Markkanen's five-hole for his first goal of the season.
Dallas increased its lead to 4-0 just 1:48 into the last period. Modano stole the puck from behind the net and got it to Robidas at the point. His slapshot was saved and the rebound went to Jere Lehtinen in the slot. He passed it to Modano down low on the right side and he put the puck into the wide-open net.
Markkanen was pulled after the goal and replaced by Michael Morrison, who made three saves while playing most of the third period.
Dallas outshot Edmonton 14-2 in the first period...Edmonton had scored a power play in seven straight games before being going 0-for-5 in this contest...The Stars went 1-for-5 with the man advantage...The Stars have outscored their opponents 16-3 during the winning streak.
11/07 23:40:11 ET