NHL Game Summary - Phoenix at Dallas
(Monday, November 24th)
Final Score: Dallas 5, Phoenix 2
Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - Mike Modano led the way with a goal and two assists on the power play, as the Dallas Stars continued their mastery of the Phoenix Coyotes with a 5-2 victory at the American Airlines Center.
The Stars are unbeaten in their last eight against the Coyotes, with a 5-0-3 record dating back to March 22, 2002. Dallas was 3-for-7 on the power play and killed off each of Phoenix's six chances with the extra skater.
Jason Arnott, Steve Ott, Jere Lehtinen and Stu Barnes also scored for Dallas, which won for just the second time in its last 10 (2-6-2). Marty Turco finished with 20 saves in the victory.
Cale Hulse and Landon Wilson scored for the Coyotes, who had been shut out in losing each of their previous two games.
Modano got the Stars on the board quickly with his sixth tally of the season, a power-play goal from the right side of the goal mouth just 2:20 into the first period. He then assisted on Arnott's rebound goal, his sixth of the year, with just 47 seconds to go in the first to make it a 2-0 contest.
Hulse got things started just 31 seconds into the second when he ripped a slap shot past Turco off a drop pass from Shane Doan. The goal was the Coyotes' first in 142:16, dating back to Brian Savage's game-winning marker last Wednesday in the waning stages of a victory against St. Louis.
Ott made it 3-1 on a nifty play in the slot to beat Coyotes' netminder Sean Burke at 5:06 of the second on what would be the eventual game-winner.
Phoenix struck back quickly when Wilson took a Chris Gratton pass off his skate to beat Turco with a wrist shot from the right circle just nine seconds later.
The Coyotes had a costly miscue when defenseman Paul Mara fell in his own zone while backpedaling with the puck. Modano cruised in for the steal and fed Lehtinen in front to easily beat Burke to make it 4-2 with just 11 seconds to go in the second stanza.
Barnes sealed the 5-2 victory with an empty-netter at 18:36 of the final period.
In a scary moment, Stars forward Bill Guerin left the game in the first period after being cut on his lower lip by the skate of Dan Cleary as he fell to the ice. He returned for one shift in the second, but left for the remainder of the game as the blood flow from his lip could not be contained.
Dallas is now unbeaten in its division with a 3-0-2 mark...The Stars are 6-0-1 when leading after two periods this season and have a 45-game unbeaten streak with such a lead dating back to October 20, 2002 (41-0-4)...Phoenix is now winless in its last 10 road games (0-5-4-1).
11/25 00:04:08 ET