DALLAS (Ticker) -- Marty Turco has a monkey on his back the
size of King Kong when it comes to playing the Detroit Red
Turco tries to post his first career victory against the Red
Wings on Saturday when the Dallas Stars welcome the top team in
the Western Conference to the American Airlines Center.
In his first five seasons, Turco quickly has made an impact in
the league with a 121-56-26-2 career record and a 2.03
But in 11 lifetime games vs. Detroit, Turco is just 0-5-5 with a
3.08 GAA. He has allowed six goals on 35 shots in two games
against the Red Wings this season.
However, Turco has been in net for three straight wins for the
Stars, who have allowed a total of six goals in that stretch.
In Thursday's 3-2 shootout victory over the Colorado Avalanche,
Dallas got 37 saves from Turco, who also denied the final two
attempts in the shootout to help the Stars improve to 7-0 in the
Rookie Jussi Jokinen also scored to improve to 7-for-7 in
The Red Wings, who are looking for their sixth win in seven road
games, are coming off a 2-1 home triumph over the Vancouver
Canucks on Wednesday behind Brendan Shanahan's 100th career
Defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom also tallied a power-play goal for
Detroit, which has scored its last seven goals with the man
advantage. The Red Wings have scored a power-play goal in 13