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Zubov, Jokinen score shootout goals to keep Stars unbeaten

Oct 16, 2006 - 3:20 AM ANAHEIM, California (Ticker) -- The Dallas Stars continue to make themselves at home on the West Coast.

Jussi Jokinen and defenseman Sergei Zubov scored shootout goals to help the Stars post a 4-3 victory over the Anaheim Ducks and remain undefeated after five games.

Dallas, which registered a pair of 4-1 wins over the Los Angeles Kings to start the trip, concludes the four-game trek Tuesday in San Jose.

"Everybody goes through stretches like this in the schedule," Dallas coach Dave Tippett said. "This is what we live with in the Pacific Division. We have a lot of travel."

The Stars have won all four road games and are off to a 5-0-0 start for the second time in franchise history. They opened the 1996-1997 campaign with six victories.

"Our guys battled hard tonight," Tippett said. "You can tell some fatigue was starting to creep in (during) the third period, but I thought we battled hard. (Goaltender Marty) Turco gave another outstanding performance and gave us a chance to win, and we found a way to get points. That's what we're looking for."

After Zubov and Anaheim's Andy McDonald traded shootout goals, Jokinen scored the eventual game-winner when he skated in on netminder Jean-Sebastien Giguere and beat him with a snap shot to the blocker side.

"Last year, we did well in shootouts," Dallas right wing Antti Miettinen said about Dallas's 12-1 shootout mark last season. "We know we'll be able to win the games. If it's not 60 minutes, it might be 65 minutes or a shootout. We're pretty confident."

Turco preserved the victory when he stopped Samuel Pahlsson to record his 142nd triumph with Dallas, surpassing Gilles Meloche for third place in franchise history. He finished with 36 saves.

Trailing 3-2, Anaheim tied the game with 19 seconds left in the third period when McDonald won a faceoff back to defenseman Chris Pronger, whose shot from the point went through a maze of players and bounced off McDonald past Turco.

"Looking on the Jumbotron, it looked like it hit some guys' pants and then off my skate or shin pad," Turco said. "That's the way it goes. It's part of the game. We didn't let it get to us.

"I didn't like giving up the lead. We played pretty good considering the short turnaround. I'm pretty happy with the win, even though we gave up the late goal. We're all about finding a way and we did it again for the fifth time."

Zubov, Miettinen and Niklas Hagman scored in regulation for Dallas, which went 2-for-11 on the power play.

Todd Marchant and blue-liner Scott Niedermayer scored the other goals for Anaheim, which went 0-for-4 with the extra skater.

"It's early," Neidermayer said. "With the guys we have in this locker room, this is just two games. We just didn't play 60 minutes tonight. We let off in the second and it cost us. We're going to have to work on our consistency and get better.

"They played a bit more aggressive than what we've seen so far. I don't think we were ready for that. We did have some good chances. I think they did beat us in the specialty team battle. We can't afford to lost that battle."

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