NHL Game Summary - Vancouver at Dallas
(Monday, March 13th)
Final Score: Dallas 4, Vancouver 2
Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - Mike Modano had a goal and two assists to lead the Dallas Stars over the Vancouver Canucks 4-2 at American Airlines Center in the back end of a home-and-home set.
Modano, who scored both goals in Dallas' 2-0 win over Vancouver on Saturday, scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period to help his club to its fifth win in six games.
Jussi Jokinen also had a goal and two assists and Sergei Zubov had three assists for the Stars, who improved to 3-1 against the Canucks this season.
Marty Turco ended with 27 saves for Dallas, which has won eight straight at home.
Daniel Sedin and Anson Carter had a goal and an assist each for the Canucks, who have dropped four in a row. Henrik Sedin had two assists and Alexander Auld made 24 saves for Vancouver, which has dropped five of six.
With the score tied at 2-2 in the third, Modano put the Stars ahead for good when he beat Auld with a wrister from out front. Modano took a pass from Zubov just on-side and skated in all alone on Auld, beating him glove side just 3:08 into the period.
Jason Arnott iced the game with 5:50 left, hammering home a loose puck in front of Auld for the two-goal advantage. The tally came with Dallas on a 5- on-3 advantage.
Vancouver pulled Auld late, but couldn't muster any serious scoring threat.
Modano has four goals and three assists in three games against Vancouver this season.
After a scoreless first period, the two teams exploded for a combined four goals in the second.
Dallas grabbed a 2-0 lead with just over five minutes elapsed in the stanza.
Jokinen started the scoring just 59 seconds into the stanza when he converted a power play goal off assists from Modano and Zubov.
Then, four minutes, four seconds later Jere Lehtinen took a Jokinen pass and one-timed a slap shot from the high slot past the glove side of Auld.
The Canucks stormed back midway through the period. Carter cut the deficit in half when he recorded his 26th goal of the season.
Daniel Sedin then tied the contest with a power-play tally. Sedin, who assisted on Carter's goal, this time put home a rebound of a Carter attempt from in front to make the score 2-2 heading into the second intermission.
There were a total of 93 penalty minutes handed out in the game, with Vancouver tallying 55 of those minutes...The Canucks ended just 1-for-7 on the power play...Dallas converted 2-of-9 power play opportunities.
03/13 23:54:22 ET