Dallas (27-20-7) at Chicago (30-15-8), 8:30 p.m. EST
CHICAGO (Ticker) — A shoddy first half is a distant memory, and
the Dallas Stars have veteran goaltender Marty Turco to thank.
Turco will likely be in net once again as the Stars aim for
their fourth win in five games when visiting the Chicago
Blackhawks on Saturday.
Making his 25th straight start, Turco turned aside 32 shots as
Dallas posted a 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on
In the losing effort against the Phoenix Coyotes on Wednesday,
Turco stopped 28 shots as Dallas fell in regulation for just the
second time in 14 home contests (11-2-1). He also set the
franchise record for consecutive starts previously held by
Cesare Maniago, who started 23 games in a row for the Minnesota
North Stars in 1968-69.
The 33-year-old Turco has surrendered fewer than three goals
seven times in the last 10 contests.
The Stars, who are 11-13-3 on the road, have jettisoned to fifth
place in the Western Conference standings after spending much of
October and November in the basement.
Meanwhile, Chicago was shut out for the second straight time by
St. Louis – and for the fourth time this season – in a 1-0
setback on Friday.
The Blackhawks ended up 5-3-0 on their eight-game road trip, but
embark on a three-game trek after this contest.