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Bryzgalov makes 33 saves to lead Coyotes past Stars 1-0

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DALLAS - Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 33 shots for his eighth career shutout, Enver Lisin scored early in the second period, and the Phoenix Coyotes ended a six-game losing streak with a 1-0 victory over the Dallas Stars on Wednesday night.

Bryzgalov has three shutouts this season, two against Dallas, including a 1-0 shootout win Jan. 10. He's 3-1-1 against the Stars this season.

Bryzgalov was tested in the second period when Dallas held a 15-8 shots advantage, robbing Joel Lundqvist from close range twice in the period, then denying James Neal and Mike Modano in the last minute of the second.

Modano also had a shot at a last-minute rebound, but the loose puck was smothered by Bryzgalov with 26 seconds to play.

Luck was also on Bryzgalov's side, with Neal ringing a shot off the post in the first period.

Marty Turco had 28 saves for the Stars, 11-1-1 in their previous 13 at home.

Turco made his 24rd consecutive start, breaking Cesare Maniago's franchise record set in 1968-69 when the team was based in Minnesota. Turco, 8-2 in his previous 10 starts, became the franchise leader in minutes played earlier this season.

Phoenix held an 11-8 edge in first-period shots.

Lisin broke the scoreless deadlock, getting around Stars defenceman Darryl Sydor, skating in alone and beating Turco on the forehand at 2:19 of the second period. Ken Klee and Daniel Winnik were credited with assists.

Otherwise, Turco was perfect, stopping Shane Doan's prime scoring chance with 3:44 left in the second period.

Notes: Dallas was shut out for the fourth time this season. ... RW Landon Wilson (ribs) was out for Dallas. ... Phoenix D Kurt Sauer is skating but there's no schedule for him to return from a foot injury. ... C Martin Hanzal (shoulder) and RW Peter Muller (concussion) are still out for the Coyotes. RW Viktor Tikhonov (hand injury) has been activated from IR but was among the Phoenix scratches. ... The Stars were playing their fifth game in nine days.

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