Final

Series (Game 5 of 8)

Series tied 4-4

Game 1: Wednesday, October 26th
Sharks5Final
OT
Stars4
Game 2: Saturday, November 12th
Stars3Final
SO
Sharks2
Game 3: Wednesday, November 30th
Sharks1Final
Stars4
Game 4: Monday, January 30th
Sharks2Final
OT
Stars3
Game 5: Friday, February 10th
Stars3Final
Sharks6
Game 6: Saturday, March 18th
Stars4Final
SO
Sharks3
Game 7: Monday, April 3rd
Sharks3Final
OT
Stars2
Game 8: Sunday, April 9th
Stars1Final
Sharks4

Stars 3

(38-16-3, 79 pts)

Sharks 6

(26-21-8, 60 pts)

10:30 PM ET, February 10, 2006

SAP Center, San Jose, California

1 2 3 T
DAL 1 0 23
SJ 1 4 16

P. Marleau (Sharks - C): Goals: 0, Assists: 4

J. Thornton (Sharks - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 2

J. Cheechoo (Sharks - RW): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

Dallas (38-15-3) at San Jose (25-21-8) 10:30 pm EST

Dallas (38-15-3) at San Jose (25-21-8) 10:30 pm EST

SAN JOSE, California (Ticker) - The Dallas Stars hope to remain one of the hottest teams in the league when they visit the San Jose Sharks on Friday.

The Stars have won two in a row and eight of their last nine games, with the only loss coming in overtime. Dallas opened its three-game road swing before the Olympic break with a 5-1 triumph at Phoenix on Thursday.

Niko Kapanen, who had never scored more than one goal in a game, recorded a hat trick and backup goaltender Johan Hedberg stopped 35 shots as the Stars rolled past the embattled Coyotes.

San Jose won for the first time during its five-game homestand, which ends Friday, by edging Chicago, 2-1. Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton scored while Vesa Toskala made 29 saves to preserve the win.

Despite the victory, the Sharks have won just twice in their last eight games and have fallen 21 points behind the Stars in the Pacific Division race.

After losing the first meeting, Dallas has won the last three contests against San Jose this season, with three of the four games going into overtime.

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