NHL Game Summary - St. Louis at Dallas
(Wednesday, January 25th)
Final Score: Dallas 4, St. Louis 3 (SO)
Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - Sergei Zubov and Jussi Jokinen scored in the shootout and Marty Turco stopped both shooters he faced to lift the Dallas Stars over the St. Louis Blues, 4-3, at the AmericanAirlines Center.
Philippe Boucher had a goal and an assist, including the game-tying goal with less than a minute left in regulation, and Brenden Morrow and Zubov both scored a goal for Dallas, which has won two straight after a three-game skid. Turco made 17 saves for the Stars.
Mike Sillinger and Kevin Dallman registered a goal and an assist apiece and Dennis Wideman added his seventh of the season for the Blues, who have lost 10 of their last 11 games. Curtis Sanford stopped 38 of 41 shots for St. Louis, which has not won two straight games since November 16-19.
Zubov beat Sanford to his glove side on the Stars' first shootout attempt and Jokinen followed by beating Sanford stick side to seal the win.
Sillinger's shot caromed off the crossbar and Wideman's attempt was stopped by Turco's right pad and stick.
Tied at 2-2 with 6:56 left in the third period, St. Louis regained the lead while on the power play after Dallman blasted a slap shot from the left circle that beat Turco short side to give the Blues a 3-2 lead.
Dallas tied the game with 46.3 seconds left in the contest after Boucher backhanded a shot from the slot that found its way through a scrum in front and past Sanford to make it 3-3.
St. Louis got on the scoreboard 3:27 into the first period while on the power play after Wideman's slap shot from the slot beat Turco for a 1-0 edge.
Dallas tied the game with under three minutes left in the opening frame as Morrow poked a rebound past Sanford from below the right circle to make it 1-1.
The Stars took their first lead of the game with 9.9 seconds left in the second period after Zubov beat Sanford with a slap shot from the high slot for a power-play tally and a 2-1 advantage.
The Blues netted the equalizer 43 seconds into the third frame when Sillinger beat Turco short side with a wrist shot from the right circle to make it 2-2.
The last three Blues losses have come in the shootout...The Stars are 3-0 against the Blues this season and Dallas has won six in a row from St. Louis...Turco has won his last five starts against St. Louis... This was the ninth time in the last 11 games that the Stars gave up the first goal of the game...Stars forward Mike Modano had his three-game scoring streak against St. Louis snapped...Sillinger scored for the sixth straight game and reached his second 20-goal season. He had a career-high 20 tallies in 2001-02 with the Columbus Blue Jackets...Jokinen is a perfect 6-for-6 in shootout attempts this season...Dallas outshot St. Louis 21-3 in the first period.
01/25 23:36:06 ET