Stars Beat Sharks in Shootout

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Stephane Robidas scored the only shootout goal to give the Dallas Stars a 3-2 comeback victory over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night.

James Neal and Mike Modano tied it with goals in a 1:45 span of the third period after Dany Heatley and Ryane Clowe scored in a 2:11 span in the second period to give the Sharks a 2-0 edge. Neal scored his 10th goal of the season, and Modano, who missed 13 games because of a rib injury, tied it with his first of the season.

Marty Turco made 30 stops for the Stars, who gained a point for the first time in three road games. Evgeni Nabokov had 34 saves for the Sharks, who recorded a point in their 10th straight game. San Jose is 6-0-2 at home.

Neal, who missed the last two games because of a groin injury, recorded points in his eighth straight game. His goal hit off Sharks defender Jason Demers' skates and floated over Nabokov's left shoulder and into the net.

Modano's goal came as a result of Neal fanning on a shot. The puck floated back to Modano, who fired it past Nabokov. It was his 24th goal against San Jose and the 544th of his career, good for a 27th place tie with Maurice Richard on the career list.

The Sharks beat Dallas in five of their six meetings last season.

The Stars killed off three power plays against the NHL's best power-play team at home. Dallas has killed off 11 straight power plays.


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