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Miettinen, Stars use huge second period to beat Sharks

Dec 16, 2007 - 1:22 AM
SAN JOSE, California (Ticker) -- Antti Miettinen capped a second-period barrage with the go-ahead goal as the Dallas Stars posted a 4-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday.

Marty Turco stopped 16 shots and Mike Ribeiro had a goal and an assist for Dallas, which scored three goals - two on the power play - in the second to post its third straight win.

"We competed hard and our power play got us a couple big goals," Stars coach Dave Tippett said. "We found a way to win."

Devin Setoguchi and Patrick Rissmiller tallied for San Jose, which has lost five straight here to Dallas.

"I thought we set the tone for the first half of the game," Sharks coach Ron Wilson said. "What's disappointing is we did not have enough guys willing to go to the front of the net, to skate through, take hits and not reach for pucks. We just weren't willing to pay the price."

The teams traded goals early in the second before Dallas finally went on top for good with 3:04 left in the period. Mike Modano fired a slap shot from the point that Miettinen deflected past goaltender Evgeni Nabokov for his fifth tally of the season.

Turco held the Sharks in check and Steve Ott added an empty-netter with 41 seconds left to seal the win. Turco had to make a great save on a point-blank shot by Joe Thornton during a power play midway through the third period.

"I didn't see him - it happens," Turco said. "He tried to put it right through me. He just buried it. I had no idea what was going on."

Ott, who was watching from the penalty box, appreciated Turco's game-saving stop.

"Marty Turco capped it off when I was in the box," said Ott, who was serving a hooking penalty. "He made a save on Joe Thornton. I had already put my head down because I thought it was in the net."

Ribeiro, who leads the Stars with 16 goals, tied the game at 2-2 just 24 seconds into a 5-on-3 power play. Ribeiro gathered a loose puck in the crease and stuffed it into the right side of the net with 9:16 left in the second.

"There's no one really there to check me once they're focused on Brenden (Morrow) and where the puck is," Ribeiro said.

San Jose took a 2-1 lead as Rissmiller scored on a wraparound at 5:37 of the middle session for his second of the season. The tally came just 45 seconds after Morrow tied the game at 1-1 with his 12th goal.

"I knew I had the net, and I just tried to get out front and throw it on the net," Rissmiller said. "We've been working on guys going to the net, creating havoc."

San Jose got on the scoreboard first as Setoguchi fired a backhander into the top left corner of the net from the right side at 7:54 of the first.

Nabokov stopped 18 shots for the Sharks, who had beaten the Stars three of the previous four meetings.






  • slowowl Like all persons of good sense and simple decency, I rejoice in this victory of good over evil.

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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    DALLAS 0 3 1 4
    SAN JOSE 1 1 0 2 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: SAN - (PP) DEVIN SETOGUCHI 8 (JOE THORNTON, CRAIG RIVET)
    7:54
    2ND PRD: DAL - BRENDEN MORROW 12 (MIKE RIBEIRO, MATT NISKANEN) 4:52
    SAN - PAT RISSMILLER 2 (MIKE GRIER, TORREY MITCHELL) 5:37
    DAL - (PP) MIKE RIBEIRO 16 (

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    DALLAS 4
    SAN JOSE 2
    3RD PRD: DAL - (EN) STEVE OTT 3 (LOUI ERIKSSON) 19:19

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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    DALLAS 0 3 3
    SAN JOSE 1 1 2 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: SAN - (PP) DEVIN SETOGUCHI 8 (JOE THORNTON, CRAIG RIVET)
    7:54
    2ND PRD: DAL - BRENDEN MORROW 12 (MIKE RIBEIRO, MATT NISKANEN) 4:52
    SAN - PAT RISSMILLER 2 (MIKE GRIER, TORREY MITCHELL) 5:37
    DAL - (PP) MIKE

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    DALLAS 3
    SAN JOSE 2
    2ND PRD: DAL - (PP) ANTTI MIETTINEN 5 (MIKE MODANO, SERGEI ZUBOV)
    16:56

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    DALLAS 2
    SAN JOSE 2
    2ND PRD: DAL - (PP) MIKE RIBEIRO 16 (BRENDEN MORROW, SERGEI ZUBOV)
    10:44 (TWO-MAN ADVANTAGE)

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    DALLAS 1
    SAN JOSE 2
    2ND PRD: SAN - PAT RISSMILLER 2 (MIKE GRIER, TORREY MITCHELL) 5:37

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    DALLAS 1
    SAN JOSE 1
    2ND PRD: DAL - BRENDEN MORROW 12 (MIKE RIBEIRO, MATT NISKANEN) 4:52

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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    DALLAS 0 0
    SAN JOSE 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: SAN - (PP) DEVIN SETOGUCHI 8 (JOE THORNTON, CRAIG RIVET)
    7:54
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    DAL 5 5
    SAN 4 4
    GOALIES: DAL - MARTY TURC

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    DALLAS 0
    SAN JOSE 1
    1ST PRD: SAN - (PP) DEVIN SETOGUCHI 8 (JOE THORNTON, CRAIG RIVET) 7:54

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  • slowowl The Stars are on a roll. This is a key match to turn that into season momentum. We can only have faith that God is on our side in this battle against beastly predators from the coast! (Is it true the Sharks are owned by the Mafia and were named for the Outfit's loan specialists?)

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