NHL Game Summary - Dallas at Calgary
(Saturday, January 17th)
Final Score: Dallas 3, Calgary 2
Calgary, AB (Sports Network) - Jere Lehtinen and Jason Arnott scored third- period goals to lift the Dallas Stars over Calgary, 3-2, at the Saddledome.
Marty Turco made 19 saves for Dallas, which welcomed back Mike Modano to the lineup. Brenden Morrow also scored for the Stars, who have won three of their last five games (3-2).
Chris Clark and Martin Gelinas scored for the Flames and Roman Turek made 23 saves in the loss. The Flames are winless in their last three games (0-2-1).
Trailing 2-1, Scott Young took a shot from the left point that was kicked away by Turek. Pierre Turgeon collected the rebound in the right circle and slid a pass to the slot for Lehtinen, who beat the netminder with a one-timer to tie the game with eight minutes remaining.
Just 2:32 later, Stu Barnes took a shot from the top of the right circle that Turek stopped, but Arnott fired the rebound through the goaltender's legs to give the Stars a 3-2 lead.
"We got some goals late from some big guys," Modano said. "We stuck with the program, played patient and got the two points,"
Dallas opened the scoring with just 1:08 left in the first period. Morrow crossed the Flames' blue line and slid a pass to Bill Guerin, who was streaking down the left-wing boards. Guerin returned the puck to Morrow, who redirected the pass over Turek's shoulder from close range.
The Flames took advantage of a two-man power play to even the contest at 12:15 of the middle stanza. Jordan Leopold sent the puck to Steve Reinprecht, who started to skate behind the Dallas net but slid a pass to the front for Clark, who beat Turco with a one-timer.
Gelinas deflected a shot by Shean Donovan past Turco at 15:16 of the second period to give Calgary a 2-1 edge.
Modano returned after missing six games with a groin injury...Calgary's Jarome Iginla left the game with a leg injury...Turek played for the first time this season...Flames center Craig Conroy returned after missing 19 games... Calgary finished 1-for-2 on the power play, while the Stars failed in three opportunities with the extra skater.
01/18 01:42:09 ET