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Stars host Coyotes looking to build momentum for the playoffs

Apr 4, 2008 - 1:42 PM
Phoenix (37-37-6) at Dallas (44-29-7) 8:30 pm EDT

DALLAS (Ticker) - The Dallas Stars try to build some momentum for the playoffs on Friday when they host the Phoenix Coyotes.

The Stars moved ahead of the idle Colorado Avalanche (43-31-7) on Thursday, taking control of fifth place in the Western Conference by claiming a 4-2 victory over the Coyotes.

Defensemen Matt Niskanen and Stephane Robidas each scored a power-play goal and Johan Holmqvist stopped 21 shots to lead Dallas to the win.

Captain Brenden Morrow and Mike Modano also tallied for the Stars, who were without leading-scorer Mike Ribeiro - the All-Star was sidelined with the flu.

Despite holding a playoff spot, the Stars are just 3-5-2 over their last 10 games and haven't won back-to-back contests since winning four straight from February 22-28.

Dallas is trying to string some wins together before the playoffs in the hopes of making it past the first round after being eliminated in the quarterfinals each of the last three seasons.

The Coyotes have lost three consecutive games in regulation and are just 1-7-1 over their last nine games.

Dallas is 3-4-0 against against the Coyotes this season.








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    Phoenix
    1 2 1 --4
    Dallas 1 1 0 --2
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    FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, Phoenix, Daniel Carcillo 9 (Mathias
    Tjarnqvist, Nick Boynton), 2:51. 2, Dallas, Trevor Daley 5 (Steve Ott,
    B.J. Crombeen), 18:10. Penalties: C Weller, Pho (hooking), 4:48; D
    Carcillo, Pho (roughing served by K Turris, cross checkin

    Coyotes 4, Stars 2  FinalApr 4 11:44 PM


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    Phoenix
    1 2 --3
    Dallas 1 1 --2
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    FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, Phoenix, Daniel Carcillo 9 (Mathias
    Tjarnqvist, Nick Boynton), 2:51. 2, Dallas, Trevor Daley 5 (Steve Ott,
    B.J. Crombeen), 18:10. Penalties: C Weller, Pho (hooking), 4:48; D
    Carcillo, Pho (roughing served by K Turris, high sticking), 12:03; M
    Fistric, Da

    Coyotes 3, Stars 2  End of 2ndApr 4 11:16 PM


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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PHOENIX 1 2 1 4
    DALLAS 1 1 0 2 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: PHO - DANIEL CARCILLO 9 (MATHIAS TJARNQVIST, NICK BOYNTON)
    2:51
    DAL - TREVOR DALEY 5 (STEVE OTT, B.J. CROMBEEN) 18:10
    2ND PRD: PHO - (PP) DANIEL CARCILLO 10 (STEVEN REINPRECHT) 3:39
    DAL - (SH) PHILIPPE BOUCHER 2 (STU

    Apr 4 10:58 PM


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    PHOENIX 4
    DALLAS 2
    3RD PRD: PHO - (EN) DANIEL CARCILLO 11 (UNASSISTED) 19:57

    Coyotes 4, Stars 2  3rd - 0:03Apr 4 10:55 PM
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    Coyotes 4, Stars 2  3rd - 0:03Apr 4 10:55 PM
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    Coyotes 3, Stars 2  3rd - 0:32Apr 4 10:53 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PHOENIX 1 2 3
    DALLAS 1 1 2 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: PHO - DANIEL CARCILLO 9 (MATHIAS TJARNQVIST, NICK BOYNTON)
    2:51
    DAL - TREVOR DALEY 5 (STEVE OTT, B.J. CROMBEEN) 18:10
    2ND PRD: PHO - (PP) DANIEL CARCILLO 10 (STEVEN REINPRECHT) 3:39
    DAL - (SH) PHILIPPE B

    Apr 4 10:06 PM


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    PHOENIX 3
    DALLAS 2
    2ND PRD: PHO - MARTIN HANZAL 8 (ZBYNEK MICHALEK, ED JOVANOVSKI) 13:13

    Coyotes 3, Stars 2  2nd - 6:47Apr 4 9:54 PM


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    PHOENIX 2
    DALLAS 2
    2ND PRD: DAL - (SH) PHILIPPE BOUCHER 2 (STU BARNES, NIKLAS HAGMAN)
    4:40

    Coyotes 2, Stars 2  2nd - 15:20Apr 4 9:40 PM


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    PHOENIX 2
    DALLAS 1
    2ND PRD: PHO - (PP) DANIEL CARCILLO 10 (STEVEN REINPRECHT) 3:39

    Coyotes 2, Stars 1  2nd - 16:21Apr 4 9:38 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PHOENIX 1 1
    DALLAS 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: PHO - DANIEL CARCILLO 9 (MATHIAS TJARNQVIST, NICK BOYNTON)
    2:51
    DAL - TREVOR DALEY 5 (STEVE OTT, B.J. CROMBEEN) 18:10
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PHO 6

    Apr 4 9:18 PM


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    PHOENIX 1
    DALLAS 1
    1ST PRD: DAL - TREVOR DALEY 5 (STEVE OTT, B.J. CROMBEEN) 18:10

    Coyotes 1, Stars 1  1st - 1:50Apr 4 9:12 PM


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    PHOENIX 1
    DALLAS 0
    1ST PRD: PHO - DANIEL CARCILLO 9 (MATHIAS TJARNQVIST, NICK BOYNTON)
    2:51

    Coyotes 1, Stars 0  1st - 17:09Apr 4 8:43 PM