Dallas (19-17-7) at Tampa Bay (14-21-10), 7:30 pm EST
TAMPA, Florida (Ticker) — For nearly 13 years, the Dallas Stars
have refused to lose at the St. Pete Times Forum.
The Stars will attempt to continue that trend Monday, when they
open a brief two-game road swing through the “Sunshine State”
against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Dallas has not lost in Tampa since February 19, 1996, winning
eight straight road contests over the Lightning in that span.
The Stars have outscored Tampa Bay by a 24-10 margin over that
Mike Ribeiro recorded a goal and an assist in regulation before
scoring the lone tally in the shootout, lifting Dallas to a 3-2
victory over the Kings on Saturday.
Jere Lehtinen also notched a goal and an assist and Marty Turco
stopped all three shots he faced in the bonus format. Turco
finished with 20 saves for Dallas, which has been taken beyond
regulation five times in its last six games – including four
The Lightning on Saturday squandered an early two-goal lead and
dropped a 4-3 decision to the Florida Panthers, who will host
the Stars on Wednesday.
Captain Vincent Lecavalier netted a goal and set up another for
Tampa Bay, which had won three of its previous four contests.