Final SO

Series (Game 3 of 4)

Series tied 2-2

Game 1: Tuesday, December 27th
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Game 2: Sunday, January 8th
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Game 3: Saturday, January 28th
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Game 4: Monday, April 17th
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Red Wings 1

(33-13-5, 71 pts)

Stars 2

(34-15-2, 70 pts)

2:00 PM ET, January 28, 2006

American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas

1 2 3 SO T
DET 0 0 1 01
DAL 0 0 1 12

J. Jokinen (Stars - LW): Goals: 0, Assists: 1

M. Turco (Stars - G): Saves: 27, Save Pct.: .964

M. Modano (Stars - C): Goals: 0, Assists: 1

Detroit (33-13-4) at Dallas (33-15-2) 2:00 pm EST

Detroit (33-13-4) at Dallas (33-15-2) 2:00 pm EST

DALLAS (Ticker) -- Marty Turco has a monkey on his back the size of King Kong when it comes to playing the Detroit Red Wings.

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 goals-against average.

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 new format.

Rookie Jussi Jokinen also scored to improve to 7-for-7 in shootouts.

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 game-winning goal.

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 straight games.