Final SO

Series (Game 6 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 4

(45-19-3, 93 pts)

Sharks 3

(32-23-10, 74 pts)

4:00 PM ET, March 18, 2006

SAP Center, San Jose, California

1 2 3 SO T
DAL 1 1 1 14
SJ 0 3 0 03

M. Modano (Stars - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 2

V. Nieminen (Sharks - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

J. Lehtinen (Stars - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

Dallas (44-19-3) at San Jose (32-23-9) 4:00 pm EST

Dallas (44-19-3) at San Jose (32-23-9) 4:00 pm EST

SAN JOSE, California (Ticker) -- The San Jose Sharks do not want their current homestand to end.

The Sharks look to improve to 5-0 on their six-game stretch at HP Pavilion on Saturday when they match up with the Dallas Stars, who also are playing well of late.

San Jose has won its last four games here by a combined score of 17-9 to move within four points of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

The Sharks kept their hot stretch going Thursday with a 5-2 triumph over St. Louis as defenseman Tom Preissing and rookie Steve Bernier each scored twice after entering with a combined 11 goals this season.

Vesa Toskala turned aside 27 shots to improve to 11-0-2 at home for San Jose.

Meanwhile, Dallas is coming off Thursday's 4-1 win over Los Angeles as Jason Arnott scored two first-period goals and Stu Barnes and captain Mike Modano also tallied to lift the team to its third straight triumph.

Marty Turco made 24 saves for his league-leading 35th victory for the Stars, who have won three of five meetings between the teams this season.

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