NHL Game Summary - Dallas at Nashville
(Saturday, October 11th)
Final Score: Dallas 3, Nashville 1
Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - Antii Miettinen scored an unassisted goal to snap a tie, and Marty Turco stopped 24 shots to lead Dallas to a 3-1 win over Nashville at the Gaylord Entertainment Center.
Pierre Turgeon and Mike Modano both scored their first goals of the season for the Stars, who started the season 2-0 for the first time since 1999-2000, when they won their first three. Sergei Zubov contributed two assists.
Marek Zidlicky scored for the Predators, who have never opened the season with consecutive wins and failed to win back-to-back games for the first time since February 23 - March 1, 2003, when they won four straight.
Dallas went ahead 1-0 on a goal by Turgeon with 1:43 left in the first period. Stationed in the right circle, he gathered a long rebound and beat Tomas Vokoun with a wrist shot.
Vokoun registered 27 saves for the Predators.
Zidlicky forged a 1-1 tie with a power-play goal for Nashville midway through the second. He scored his first career goal on a low slap shot with 7:42 remaining in the period.
But Dallas notched a pair of goals 3:28 apart to take a 3-1 lead in the third period.
Miettinen's goal at 7:05 put the team ahead 2-1. He picked up a loose puck at center ice and converted with a low forehand shot that rocketed inside the right goal post. Modano followed with power-play goal from the right circle, from Zubov and Teppo Numminen, at 10:33.
Dallas snapped a four-game losing streak in Nashville. Its last win at the Gaylord Center came February 13, 2003...Andreas Johansson and Scott Walker both assisted on Zidlicky's tally...Stars defenseman Stephane Robidas played in his 200th career game...The Predators went 1-for-8 on the power play.
10/11 22:52:36 ET