DALLAS 3 CALGARY 1
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The Calgary Flames fired 37 shots at Marty Turco in the Dallas net. Only one got by him and that was the difference in this game.
That and the fact that the Stars played a strong, patient defensive road game to snap the Flames three-game win streak.
"In the first period we had too many turnovers," said forward David Moss. "I think as the game went on we tried to get more pucks deep. We just couldn't find the second goal when we wanted it tonight. We have to have a better start and play for 60 minutes."
The Stars draw first blood when Toby Peterson corrals a big rebound in the slot and fires home a wrister at 6:14. The initial shot and Peterson's goal, his second of the season, were the first two shots on net. The Flames would outshoot the Stars 9-5 but goalie Marty Turco is there to shut the door and preserve the visitor's lead.
The Flames evened the score when David Moss, battling for position in front of the Dallas net, sent a rebound underneath Turco at 1:44, tying the game 1-1. The lead, however, wouldn't last. The Flames got a little careless and let Fabian Brunnstrom split the defence and gain a partial breakaway. Miikka Kiprusoff made the initial save but Brunnstrom used his reach to backhand in the rebound and give the Stars a 2-1 lead.
The Stars go into full protect mode, setting up a wall in the neutral zone to try and nullify any form of Flames comeback. Adrian Aucoin hits a post early in the third period. The Flames then kill off a double-minor to Matthew Lombardi for high-sticking and apply pressure. But Marty Turco holds the fort for Dallas until Loui Eriksson puts the game away with an empty net tally.