NHL Game Summary - Montreal at Dallas
(Wednesday, December 31st)
Final Score: Montreal 1, Dallas 1
Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - Niklas Sundstrom scored the game-tying goal for Montreal with a minute remaining in the contest, as the Canadiens and Dallas Stars skated to a 1-1 tie at American Airlines Center.
Jose Theodore stopped 19 of the 20 shots he faced, as Montreal earned at least a point for the third straight contest.
Marty Turco made 20 saves for Dallas, which ran its unbeaten streak to eight games versus Montreal (5-0-3-0).
Both teams got off three shots each in the overtime period. Montreal tried to crowd Turco in overtime to screen him, but the Dallas defense did a good job of keeping his lanes clear to see the shots.
Sundstrom scored the tying goal at the 19:00 mark of the final period when he slammed the puck under Turco's leg pads with four guys in front of the net.
Brendan Morrow gave the Stars a 1-0 lead at the 15:36 mark of the second period, as Mike Modano put a pass in the crease that Morrow tapped into a wide open goal. Modano ran his points streak to seven games with the helper.
Turco had another easy period for Dallas, as he stopped all three shots that he faced. Theodore stopped all nine shots he faced in the first period, while Turco made four saves.
The action went back and forth between both zones as both teams had trouble getting into any kind of flow offensively.
Dallas improved to 8-0-2-0 in its history on New Year's Eve...The Stars remained unbeaten in overtime this season with a 1-0-5-0 mark...The Stars did remain winless against teams from the Northeast Division (0-4-1-0)...The Stars ran their streak to 41 straight power plays without allowing an opponent to score a goal.
12/31 23:16:16 ET