Series (Game 1 of 1)

Montreal leads 1-0

Game 1: Monday, January 16th

Stars 2

(30-13-2, 62 pts)

Canadiens 4

(21-16-6, 48 pts)

7:30 PM ET, January 16, 2006

Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

1 2 3 T
DAL 0 1 12
MTL 2 2 04

S. Koivu (Canadiens - C): Goals: 0, Assists: 1

C. Higgins (Canadiens - LW): Goals: 0, Assists: 1

M. Ribeiro (Canadiens - C): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

Dallas (30-12-2) at Montreal (20-16-6) 7:30 pm EST

Dallas (30-12-2) at Montreal (20-16-6) 7:30 pm EST

MONTREAL (Ticker) -- The Dallas Stars look to post their franchise-record seventh straight victory Monday when they visit the Montreal Canadiens, who will be playing their second game under Bob Gainey.

The Stars extended their winning streak to six games with Saturday's 2-1 shootout triumph over Boston. Marty Turco continued to bounce back from a pair of shaky outings and made 26 saves and rookie Jussi Jokinen scored the only goal in the shootout.

Dallas has won seven consecutive contests three times, last from November 22-December 5, 1997.

A member of the 2006 Canadian Olympic team, Turco has stopped 52-of-54 shots in his last two games after yielding six goals on 23 shots over his previous two outings, when he was pulled each time.

Defenseman Sergei Zubov scored in regulation for the Stars, extending his points streak to a career-high nine games.

The Canadiens will be trying to remain perfect under Gainey, who fired Claude Julien Saturday and appointed himself interim coach. The team responded just a few hours later with a spirited 6-2 victory over San Jose.

Trailing, 1-0, after the first period, the Canadiens turned to their special teams to score a season-high six goals - four on the power play and two while shorthanded - in the middle session. Defenseman Andrei Markov led the way, recording his second career two-goal game and adding a pair of assists for a career-best four points.

It was the first four-point period by a Montreal defenseman since 1962, when J.C. Tremblay collected two goals and two assists in one session.