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
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
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.