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Morrow scores in overtime as Stars edge Lightning

Oct 1, 2006 - 3:07 AM DALLAS (Ticker) -- Brenden Morrow apparently is taking his new responsibilities quite seriously.

One day after being named team captain, Morrow scored with just over one second left in overtime to lift the Dallas Stars to a 4-3 triumph over the Tampa Bay Lightning in the exhibition finale for both teams.

On Friday, Morrow was named the Stars' fifth captain since the team moved from Minnesota prior to the 1993-94 season. It did not take him long to deliver immediate results as he beat goaltender Johan Holmqvist for the game-winner off a redirection of a pass from Mike Modano, who served as captain the previous two seasons.

Modano scored a third-period goal for Dallas, which also got tallies from Steve Ott and Stu Barnes in rallying from an early 3-0 deficit.

Vaclav Prospal, Dmitry Afanasenkov and captain Tim Taylor scored for Tampa Bay, which also received two assists from Ruslan Fedotenko. Marc Denis stopped 21 of 22 shots for the Lightning before giving way to Holmqvist, who made 12 saves after taking over at the outset of the third period.

The Stars open their regular season Wednesday at Colorado, while the Lightning kick off the campaign the following day in Atlanta.






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