GAME: Dallas Stars (19-19-8-0) at Calgary Flames (22-14-4-3).
TIME: Saturday, 10 p.m. EST.
The Dallas Stars are not happy despite the fact they've been piling up
points of late.
Dallas tries for just its third win in 10 games when it visits the Calgary
The Stars have earned at least one point in six of their last nine games to
remain within seven points of the San Jose Sharks for first place in the
Dallas, however, has just two wins over that span and knows consistently
earning one point instead of two will not get it back to the top of the
"We've had too many non-lucky bounces this year to keep calling it luck,"
Dallas goalie Marty Turco said after the Stars lost 4-1 at Colorado on
"We need to respond a little bit better. It may be a product of a recurring
theme, but we're at that point that we got to push through no matter what
happens to us."
The Stars have played poorly on the offensive end, scoring two goals or
fewer in 19 of their last 24 games.
"We feel we have the capabilities to work our way up if we can put together
a string," Stars right wing Bill Guerin said. "We can't really let this
affect us. There is too much hockey left."
Calgary concluded a two-game trip without a win on Wednesday, skating to a
wild 3-3 tie with the Washington Capitals after falling 4-1 the previous night
to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Against the Caps, there were no goals for more than 54 minutes before
Washington scored with 5:37 left in the third period.
Matthew Lombardi and Oleg Saprykin then scored 29 seconds apart to give the
Flames the lead, but the Caps tied it at 2 on a power-play goal with one minute
Jarome Iginla put the Flames back ahead with 38 seconds left, but Washington
again answered by scoring the tying goal with 0.8 seconds remaining.
"We need a shootout now," said Iginla, who has six goals and six assists
in six games. "We needed a shootout to get the result at the end there."
Dallas is unbeaten in regulation in its last six games (2-0-3-1) against
Calgary since a 4-3 home loss on Dec. 14, 2001.