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Stars look to rebound from a pair of losses

Jan 3, 2008 - 1:45 PM Dallas (23-14-4) at Minnesota (22-15-2) 8:00 pm EST

ST. PAUL, Minnesota (Ticker) - One of the hottest teams in the NHL in the month of December, the Dallas Stars hit a small skid as the calendar turned.

The Stars will look to snap a two-game slide when they visit the Minnesota Wild on Thursday.

After totaling 37 goals over an 8-1-0 stretch from December 10 - December 29, Dallas has managed just one tally over its past two contests. Mike Modano, Brenden Morrow, Mike Ribeiro and Antti Miettinen, who totaled 49 points during the surge, have each been held scoreless.

The Stars lost 4-1 to the red-hot Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday as goaltender Marty Turco allowed four goals on 26 shots to the NHL's most prolific offense. Loui Eriksson had the lone tally for Dallas, scoring with 6:01 remaining in the game to help avoid a second consecutive shutout.

The Wild may be just the team to get the Stars' offense back on track. Dallas earned an 8-3 win over Minnesota on December 26 with Morrow tallying twice in the blowout.

Backup goaltender Josh Harding allowed all eight goals in the loss and has not played since, yielding to starter Niklas Backstrom.

The Wild responded to that embarrassing loss with two straight wins before falling to the San Jose Sharks, 3-2, on Monday. They have won six of their last nine games.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    DALLAS 1 2 0 3
    MINNESOTA 4 1 1 6 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: MIN - (SH) MARIAN GABORIK 20 (PAVOL DEMITRA, BRENT BURNS)
    9:50
    MIN - PAVOL DEMITRA 8 (PIERRE-MARC BOUCHARD, BRIAN ROLSTON)
    11:05
    MIN - PIERRE-MARC BOUCHARD 7 (BRIAN ROLSTON, BRENT BURNS)
    13:14
    DAL - STU BARNES 5 (N

    Jan 3 10:32 PM


  • NHL
    DALLAS 3
    MINNESOTA 6
    3RD PRD: MIN - MARK PARRISH 10 (BRENT BURNS, KEITH CARNEY) 16:04

    Stars vs. WildJan 3 10:26 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    DALLAS 1 2 3
    MINNESOTA 4 1 5 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: MIN - (SH) MARIAN GABORIK 20 (PAVOL DEMITRA, BRENT BURNS)
    9:50
    MIN - PAVOL DEMITRA 8 (PIERRE-MARC BOUCHARD, BRIAN ROLSTON)
    11:05
    MIN - PIERRE-MARC BOUCHARD 7 (BRIAN ROLSTON, BRENT BURNS)
    13:14
    DAL - ST

    Jan 3 9:39 PM


  • NHL
    DALLAS 3
    MINNESOTA 5
    2ND PRD: DAL - MATT NISKANEN 3 (MIKE RIBEIRO, ANTTI MIETTINEN) 18:21

    Stars vs. WildJan 3 9:38 PM


  • NHL
    DALLAS 2
    MINNESOTA 5
    2ND PRD: DAL - STEVE OTT 4 (MIKE MODANO, JEFF HALPERN) 15:34

    Stars vs. WildJan 3 9:33 PM


  • NHL
    DALLAS 1
    MINNESOTA 5
    2ND PRD: MIN - (PP) ERIC BELANGER 10 (MARIAN GABORIK, PIERRE-MARC
    BOUCHARD) 10:08

    Stars vs. WildJan 3 9:21 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    DALLAS 1 1
    MINNESOTA 4 4 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: MIN - (SH) MARIAN GABORIK 20 (PAVOL DEMITRA, BRENT BURNS)
    9:50
    MIN - PAVOL DEMITRA 8 (PIERRE-MARC BOUCHARD, BRIAN ROLSTON)
    11:05
    MIN - PIERRE-MARC BOUCHARD 7 (BRIAN ROLSTON, BRENT BURNS)
    13:14
    DAL - ST

    Jan 3 8:45 PM


  • NHL
    DALLAS 1
    MINNESOTA 4
    1ST PRD: MIN - MARIAN GABORIK 21 (UNASSISTED) 18:32

    Stars vs. WildJan 3 8:42 PM


  • NHL
    DALLAS 1
    MINNESOTA 3
    1ST PRD: DAL - STU BARNES 5 (NIKLAS HAGMAN, TREVOR DALEY) 14:07

    Stars vs. WildJan 3 8:35 PM


  • NHL
    DALLAS 0
    MINNESOTA 3
    1ST PRD: MIN - PIERRE-MARC BOUCHARD 7 (BRIAN ROLSTON, BRENT BURNS)
    13:14

    Stars vs. WildJan 3 8:33 PM


  • NHL
    DALLAS 0
    MINNESOTA 2
    1ST PRD: MIN - PAVOL DEMITRA 8 (PIERRE-MARC BOUCHARD, BRIAN ROLSTON)
    11:05

    Stars vs. WildJan 3 8:25 PM


  • NHL
    DALLAS 0
    MINNESOTA 1
    1ST PRD: MIN - (SH) MARIAN GABORIK 20 (PAVOL DEMITRA) 9:50

    Stars vs. WildJan 3 8:24 PM