Stars goalie gets 2 assists in 6-1 victory
Tuesday, December 27, 2005
ST. LOUIS -- Dallas goalie Johan Hedberg recorded two assists and made 25 saves to lead the Stars to a 6-1 victory win over the St. Louis Blues on Monday night.
Hedberg, who got the start while Marty Turco stayed in Dallas with the flu, is the first goalie to have a multipoint game since Colorado's Patrick Roy had two assists against Nashville on Dec. 29, 2000.
Hederg has five career points.
Stu Barnes and Mike Modano both scored twice for Dallas, which has won 17 of its last 22 and is off to the second-best start in team history after 34 games with 47 points. The Stars had 52 points after 34 games in 1998-99 when the team won its only Stanley Cup. Dallas improved to 13-4-0 on the road, tying Buffalo for the wins away from home.
Antii Miettinen and Bill Guerin also scored for Dallas.
St. Louis defenseman Dennis Wideman spoiled Hedberg's shutout when he scored with 3:52 remaining in the game.
Blues goalie Jason Bacashihua allowed four goals on 18 shots and was replaced by Reinhard Divis in the third period.
Barnes got Dallas the only goal it would need 3:26 into the game when he took a centering pass deep in the right circle, hesitated until Bacashihua slid out of position and then put it in the empty net. Meittenen made it 2-0 at 17:34 of the period when he scored on a breakaway, with Hedberg picking up his first assist on the play.
It stayed that way until 15:46 of the second period when Barnes scored his second goal by whacking in a rebound.
With the Stars on the power play, Hedberg got his second assist 2:25 later when he flipped a long centering pass from just outside his crease to Modano at the St. Louis blue line. Modano then skated in and beat Bacashihua with a wrist shot.