Dallas (13-11-2) at Vancouver (7-7-1) 10:00 pm EST
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Ticker) -- The first month of the
season has been a rocky ride for the Vancouver Canucks. But it
has been smooth sailing for the Dallas Stars.
The Dallas Stars are off to the best start in franchise history, and goalie Marty Turco is closing in on the franchise record for career wins:
The Canucks try to avoid their fourth straight loss Monday when
they hook up with the sizzling Stars for the second time this
Vancouver begins its six-game road trip on the heels of three
straight losses in which the team managed only two goals in each
game. The Canucks dropped a 3-2 decision to Colorado on
Saturday despite tallies from captain Markus Naslund and Daniel
Losses have been extremely rare this season for the Stars, who
have won their last three contests, yielding two goals or fewer
in each victory. Dallas posted a 3-2 triumph against Edmonton
on Friday behind goals from captain Brenden Morrow, Niklas
Hagman and defenseman Trevor Daley.
The Stars won the first meeting between the teams this season -
a 2-1 triumph on October 23. Hagman and Mike Modano scored and
Marty Turco made 31 saves to improve to 12-2-0 lifetime against
Dallas has won 14 of its last 21 encounters with Vancouver.