Turco makes Modano's goal stand up in Stars' shutout

DALLAS (AP) -- Marty Turco bailed out the short-handed Dallas
Stars with a stellar display of goaltending.

Turco stopped 25 shots for his 26th career shutout and Mike
Modano scored a power-play goal before leaving with an injury on
Monday night in the Stars' 1-0 victory that ended San Jose's
season-high five-game winning streak.

"We hadn't been playing well and we had a depleted corps, so
this was a big confidence builder for all of us," Turco said.
"It's all about the wins and giving the team a chance. (The
Sharks) are a good team. We couldn't totally shut them down, but we
did a good job of limiting their chances."

With 1:47 left and the Sharks with the extra attacker after
pulling goalie Evgeni Nabokov, Turco made a glove save on a
close-in shot by Joe Pavekski to preserve his second shutout of the

Turco was called for a tripping penalty when he used his stick
to take down San Jose's Steve Bernier in front of the net with 47
seconds left, but the Sharks were unable muster a decent scoring
chance on the ensuing power play.

Turco also had a pad save on a shot by Jonathan Cheechoo that
seemed ticketed for the lower right corner of the net with 6:38
remaining. Officials checked replay and ruled that the puck stayed
under Turco's pad and never crossed the goal line.

"He made a nice save," Cheechoo said. "I don't even think he
saw it. He just slid across with two pads and it hit him, but he
made a nice save to get over there."

Turco came up with a tough stick save on Patrick Marleau with 11
minutes left, and made a sliding stop on Marleau's point-blank
attempt with 9:20 left.

"Marty's been there for us all season," Stars defenseman
Philippe Boucher said. "He's an outstanding goalie and he proved
it again tonight."

The Stars finished the game minus six injured regulars,
including Modano, who exited for the locker room in the second
period with an unspecified lower body injury and did not return.

Stars coach Dave Tippett said Modano will be evaluated on

Also out for Dallas were left wing Brenden Morrow (groin),
forward Eric Lindros (bruised foot), defensemen Trevor Daley
(concussion) and Darryl Sydor (arm) and right wing Antti Miettinen
(lower body).

Rookies Loui Eriksson, Niklas Grossman and Joel Lundqvist got
extensive ice time for the Stars.

"We have a lot of people nursing injuries," Tippett said. "We
had a lot of guys who did some good things. We battled and found a
way to win."

Nabokov made 12 saves for the Sharks, who wrapped up a 3-1 road

Modano capitalized on the game's first power play with a
one-timer from the right circle at 7:46 of the opening period.

The goal was Modano's 10th of the season and 495th of his

San Jose turned up the pressure in the final two periods with a
19-8 shots advantage and four power plays, but the Sharks were
unable to solve Turco.

"Marty Turco had a great night, five or six huge saves," San
Jose coach Ron Wilson said. "We just couldn't finish and a lot of
it had to do with him."

Game notes
The Sharks had won 11 of their previous 13. ...The Sharks
were shut out for the second time this season. ... Lundqvist made
his NHL debut, playing almost 16 minutes. He was called up Monday
from Iowa of the American League because of the Stars' injuries.
... Lindros, who missed his first game of the season, is
day-to-day. ... The Stars improved to 8-1-0 against the Pacific