Dallas records 2-0 win over St. Louis

Saturday, January 24, 2004

DALLAS -- Marty Turco stopped 33 shots for his 16th career shutout to help the Dallas Stars open a key stretch of the season with a 2-0 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Friday night.

Aaron Downey scored his first goal of the season late in the opening period, and Phillippe Boucher added a power-play goal with 3:35 remaining.

The Stars killed a two-man power play late in the second period and early in the third. Niko Kapanen was given a double-minor for high-sticking at 18:12 of the second and teammate Sergei Zubov was whistled for hooking 28 seconds later. Turco responded with a series of sharp saves to keep the Blues scoreless.

The Stars missed a prime scoring opportunity midway through the second period when Mike Modano's penalty shot hit the left goal post. Modano had broken in on the left side and was tripped by St. Louis defenseman Alexander Khavano as Modano drove hard to the net, giving Modano the penalty shot.

Dallas, 9-4-4 in its last 17 games, killed all six St. Louis power plays.

Chris Osgood stopped 18 shots for the Blues, 5-9-4 in their last 18 games.

Dallas took a 1-0 lead at 16:40 of the first period on Downey's deflection of Jon Klemm's shot that went in off Osgood's glove.

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