DALLAS (AP) _ Marty Turco quickly rebounded from letting a shot from outside
the blue line get past him by stopping a penalty shot.
Turco made 22 saves and set the team record for minutes played, and the
Dallas Stars beat the Calgary Flames 5-1 Friday night to extend their home
unbeaten streak to a franchise record-tying 13 games.
Rhett Warrener's goal from 70 feet out in the second period cut Dallas' lead
But Turco went on to win his 31st game, equaling a career high, and has
played 3,749 minutes this season, surpassing Ed Belfour's record of 3,689 in
``He gave up a goal I'm sure he'd like to have back, but he also made some
unbelievable saves,'' Stars coach Dave Tippett said. ``The momentum started to
switch but stopping the penalty shot ... got the momentum back on our side.''
Calgary's Shean Donovan was awarded a penalty shot at 17:30 of the second
period with the Flames trailing by a goal. Donovan was skating in alone on the
Dallas goal when he was hooked by defenseman Jon Klemm and then pushed to the
ice by Klemm's defensive partner, Don Sweeney.
On the penalty shot, Donovan tried to make a move near the net, but he lost
control of the puck, which was smothered by Turco.
``That was a critical point in the game and I wanted to be there for the
guys and contribute,'' Turco said.
Donovan's skate hit a rut in the ice, forcing him to change directions.
``I wanted to go backhand but I caught an edge that forced me to go the
other way,'' Donovan said. ``There's no excuse. I've got to be better. That was
a free chance.''
Mike Modano, Pierre Turgeon and Jason Arnott all had a goal and an assist
for the Stars, 9-0-4 in their last 13 home games, the league's longest current
Rob DiMaio and Brenden Morrow added third-period goals for Dallas, 12-2-3 in
its last 17.
Dallas is 6-0-1 in the first seven games of a franchise-long eight-game
homestand and moved five points ahead of Calgary in the Western Conference
The Stars pulled within four points of the first-place San Jose Sharks in
the Pacific Division.
Dallas finishes their homestand against San Jose on Sunday.
``We're just trying to close out the homestand really strong,'' Modano said.
``What the other teams do is their problem.''
The Stars cashed in on a two-man advantage at 13:16 of the first period when
Modano scored from the top of the right circle.
Turgeon made it 2-0 at 4:51 of the second period, knocking in the rebound of
Modano's shot from center point.
The Flames got within 2-1 at 11:52 of the second when Warriner's shot got
Arnott, DiMaio and Morrow had third-period goals for a commanding 5-1 lead.
``You can't fall behind 2-1 and 3-1 against a team like this on their home
ice,'' Flames coach Darryl Sutter said. ``It's impossible to win.''