DETROIT (Ticker) -- Marty Turco looks to finally break through
against his career nemesis when the Dallas Stars visit the Detroit
Red Wings on Sunday.
Turco never has beaten the Red Wings in his five-year NHL
career, posting an 0-5-0 record with five ties. The two-time
All-Star goaltender stopped 19 shots in the first meeting
between the teams this season on December 27, but the Stars
dropped a 4-1 decision.
Dallas hopes to carry momentum from a thrilling 4-3 shootout
victory over the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim on Friday. Turco
surrendered three goals before being replaced after the first
period, but the Stars rallied for three unanswered tallies
before winning in the shootout.
Brenden Morrow tallied twice and backup goalie Johan Hedberg
stopped all 16 shots he faced for Dallas, which improved to
13-8-1 at home this season.
The Stars ironically have fared better on the road with a 13-4-1
mark, but they will be hard-pressed to maintain that level of
success against a Red Wings squad which has won five of its last
six at home.
Defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom scored a pair of power-play goals
Friday as Detroit posted a 3-1 triumph over the Nashville
Manny Legace stopped 29 shots to win for the second time in as
many nights since returning from injured reserve, as the Red
Wings continued their stellar play on special teams.
Detroit, which owns a nine-game unbeaten streak against Dallas,
enters Sunday's contest with the top power play in the NHL along
with the league's third-ranked penalty-killing unit.