Sharks start road trip, eyeing fourth straight win

San Jose (40-8-9) at Dallas (29-22-7), 8:00 pm EST

DALLAS (Ticker) — The San Jose Sharks open a four-game road
swing and aim for the their fourth consecutive victory Monday
when they visit the Dallas Stars.

The Sharks, who were knocked out of the playoffs last season by
the Stars in the Western Conference semifinals, currently own
the best record in the NHL.

Jeremy Roenick picked up his 700th career assist in his return
from a 10-week injury absence and Evgeni Nabokov made 22 saves
Saturday to lead San Jose to a 3-1 triumph over the Atlanta

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While the Sharks are on a three-game winning streak overall,
they enter this contest hoping to snap a three-game losing skid
on the road. San Jose also will visit Detroit, Ottawa and
Montreal on this trip.

The Stars are coming off Saturday’s 3-1 loss to the Chicago
Blackhawks. Steve Ott netted the lone goal for Dallas, which
has won five of its last eight contests.

Marty Turco, who is 28-20-7 with a 2.80 goals-against average
and two shutouts this season, could extend his franchise record
to 30 starts in this one.