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Stars aim to close gap on Ducks

Feb 23, 2007 - 4:16 PM Anaheim (35-16-10) at Dallas (35-21-3) 8:30 pm EST

DALLAS (Ticker) -- The Pacific Division race is tighter now because the Anaheim Ducks have been slumping, while the Dallas Stars are rolling.

The Stars try to close the gap further when they host the Ducks on Friday.

Dallas, which is 9-3-2 in its last 14 contests, trails Anaheim by seven points. The Ducks are 2-3-2 in their last seven.

Anaheim holds a 3-1-1 series lead, but Dallas won the last meeting, 1-0, on January 10. Jussi Jokinen scored and rookie goaltender Mike Smith made 32 saves. Smith is 3-1-0 in his last four appearances with four goals allowed.

The Stars absorbed their second loss in their last three games with a 2-1 setback in overtime at the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday. Netminder Marty Turco, who has just one win in his last five starts, finished with 38 saves.

The Ducks are coming off a 3-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday despite goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere. He is 2-1-1 with a 1.12 goals-against average in four appearances against the Stars.

Anaheim right wing Teemu Selanne has 36 goals, tied for second-most in the league. He has points in four straight games. "The Finnish Flash" and has four goals and two assists against the Stars this season.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ANAHEIM 0 0 1 1
    DALLAS 2 1 1 4 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: DAL - LADISLAV NAGY 9 (LOUI ERIKSSON, MIKE RIBEIRO) 6:57
    DAL - KRYS BARCH 2 (PHILIPPE BOUCHER, JUSSI JOKINEN) 10:14
    2ND PRD: DAL - JUSSI JOKINEN 12 (ANTTI MIETTINEN, KRYS BARCH) 13:47
    3RD PRD: DAL - JERE LEHTINEN 20 (

    Feb 23 10:59 PM


  • NHL
    ANAHEIM 1
    DALLAS 4
    3RD PRD: ANA - COREY PERRY 14 (UNASSISTED) 15:15

    Ducks vs. StarsFeb 23 10:50 PM


  • NHL
    ANAHEIM 0
    DALLAS 4
    3RD PRD: DAL - JERE LEHTINEN 20 (UNASSISTED) 0:40

    Ducks vs. StarsFeb 23 10:24 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ANAHEIM 0 0 0
    DALLAS 2 1 3 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: DAL - LADISLAV NAGY 9 (LOUI ERIKSSON, MIKE RIBEIRO) 6:57
    DAL - KRYS BARCH 2 (PHILIPPE BOUCHER, JUSSI JOKINEN) 10:14
    2ND PRD: DAL - JUSSI JOKINEN 12 (ANTTI MIETTINEN, KRYS BARCH) 13:47
    SHOTS ON GOAL:

    Feb 23 10:06 PM


  • NHL
    ANAHEIM 0
    DALLAS 3
    2ND PRD: DAL - JUSSI JOKINEN 12 (ANTTI MIETTINEN, KRYS BARCH) 13:47

    Ducks vs. StarsFeb 23 9:51 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ANAHEIM 0 0
    DALLAS 2 2 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: DAL - LADISLAV NAGY 9 (LOUI ERIKSSON, DARRYL SYDOR) 6:57
    DAL - KRYS BARCH 2 (PHILIPPE BOUCHER, JUSSI JOKINEN) 10:14
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ANA 6

    Feb 23 9:15 PM


  • NHL
    ANAHEIM 0
    DALLAS 2
    1ST PRD: DAL - KRYS BARCH 2 (PHILIPPE BOUCHER, JUSSI JOKINEN) 10:14

    Ducks vs. StarsFeb 23 8:59 PM


  • NHL
    ANAHEIM 0
    DALLAS 1
    1ST PRD: DAL - LADISLAV NAGY 9 (LOUI ERIKSSON, DARRYL SYDOR) 6:57

    Ducks vs. StarsFeb 23 8:52 PM