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Stars 3, Flames 2

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:48 AM

Associated Press

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Stars 3, Flames 2
Calgary Flames 2, Dallas Stars 3

DALLAS (AP) - Mike Modano scored his first power-play goal in 1988 while playing for the Minnesota North Stars. He finally broke the franchise record 17 years later - long after the team moved to Texas.

Modano set the mark in the second period on Sunday and Niko Kapanen added a short-handed goal to send the Dallas Stars to a 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames.

Modano notched his 135th man-advantage goal at 6:18 of the middle frame. He beat Calgary goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff on a one-timer from the slot to move in front of Brian Bellows on the team's career list and give the Stars a 2-1 lead.

"It's something I've known I was creeping up on," said Modano, who hasn't played for any other NHL franchise. "It's been fun chasing these numbers and breaking records. I'm fortunate enough to be around long enough to accumulate those numbers and have great players around you to reach those goals."

Jason Arnott snapped a 2-all tie with his 28th goal of the season early in the second period and the Stars held on to win for the 10th time in 12 games.

Marty Turco stopped 17 shots for Dallas, which stretched its Pacific Division advantage over Anaheim to 13 points.

Turco set a single-season franchise record with his NHL-high 38th victory, coming up with key third-period saves on rebound attempts by Byron Ritchie and Jarome Iginla.

"He's had a very good year," Stars coach Dave Tippett said. "The number he cares most about is wins. The other numbers are inconsequential. That's a credit to him; 38 wins is a lot of wins."

Turco (2003-04) and Ed Belfour (1997-98) shared the previous mark of 37 wins.

"We showed a lot of character today," Turco said. "Calgary brings it on every shift. We'll definitely take the two points."

Jamie Lundmark and Jordan Leopold had power-play goals for Calgary, which has lost five of seven and failed to extend its lead in the Northwest Division.

But the Stars negated nine other power-play opportunities by the Flames in a physical game that included 28 penalties.

"We got two power-play goals but it's not really about percentages," Iginla said. "As a group it's about finding the big goal. We had chances, especially late, to get the equalizer, and we couldn't cash in."

The Stars got a big lift from penalty killers Stu Barnes, Jere Lehtinen, Sergei Zubov and Willie Mitchell, but Tippett said his team can't afford a parade to the penalty box in the postseason.

"We won't be successful in a playoff game like that," Tippett said. "We'll take the win and learn from our mistakes. It's easy to whine and cry. But we'll whine and cry our way right out of the playoffs if we do that."

Lundmark converted Leopold's centering pass at 10:56 of the first period for the game's first goal, but the Flames - who went 2-4-1 on their seven-game road trip - felt they could have had more.

"We wanted to put a good string together," Iginla said. "We didn't do that. Now it's about winning the next game. It's crunch time. A lot of teams are desperate. This will be a dogfight."

Dallas tied it at 1 while on the penalty kill when Kapanen knocked in a rebound at 1:52 of the second period.

Modano gave the Stars their first lead, but Leopold connected on the power play 28 seconds later to tie it at 2 with his second goal of the season.

Arnott's goal on an individual rush up the left side gave Dallas a 3-2 advantage.

Notes: Calgary lost three of four to Dallas this season. ... Arnott has 68 points to match his career high set in the 1993-94 season for the Edmonton Oilers. ... Calgary LW Marcus Nilson left in the first period with a knee injury and didn't return. Flames coach Darryl Sutter had no details on Nilson's condition.

scoring summary
1st Period
10:56
CGY
PPG - Jamie Lundmark (7) ASST: Jordan Leopold (18)
1 - 0 CGY
2nd Period
01:52
DAL
SHG - Niko Kapanen (10) ASST: Niklas Hagman (10), Jon Klemm (6)
1 - 1 Tie
06:18
DAL
PPG - Mike Modano (27) ASST: Antti Miettinen (16), Sergei Zubov (52)
2 - 1 DAL
06:46
CGY
PPG - Jordan Leopold (2) ASST: Jarome Iginla (25), Kristian Huselius (26)
2 - 2 Tie
07:51
DAL
Jason Arnott (28) ASST: Stu Barnes (18), Brenden Morrow (37)
3 - 2 DAL
3rd Period
NONE
penalty summary
1st Period
02:12
CGY
Byron Ritchie  Fighting (maj)
02:12
DAL
Steve Ott  Fighting (maj)
02:28
CGY
Jarome Iginla  Hooking
07:20
DAL
Jussi Jokinen  Elbowing
09:27
DAL
Mike Modano  Interference
10:58
DAL
Nathan Perrott  Fighting (maj)
10:58
CGY
Chris Simon  Fighting (maj)
12:00
CGY
Andrew Ference  Hooking
16:43
DAL
Jason Arnott  Slashing
17:45
DAL
Jon Klemm  Interference
2nd Period
00:45
DAL
Mike Modano  Tripping
04:43
DAL
Jon Klemm  Roughing
04:43
CGY
Byron Ritchie  Misconduct (10 min)
04:43
CGY
Byron Ritchie  Unsportsmanlike conduct
04:43
CGY
Daymond Langkow  Unsportsmanlike conduct
06:34
DAL
Steve Ott  Tripping
08:34
CGY
Matthew Lombardi  Hooking
12:21
CGY
Dion Phaneuf  Interference
14:52
CGY
Chris Simon  Roughing
15:43
DAL
Brenden Morrow  Unsportsmanlike conduct
15:43
DAL
Brenden Morrow  Hooking
3rd Period
02:34
DAL
Philippe Boucher  Tripping
04:55
CGY
Chris Simon  Elbowing
10:12
CGY
Kristian Huselius  Hooking
11:15
DAL
Jason Arnott  Slashing
13:32
CGY
Jamie Lundmark  Interference on goalkeeper
13:32
DAL
Philippe Boucher  Roughing
16:59
DAL
Philippe Boucher  Hooking
goalie stats
Miikka Kiprusoff
SA: 23TOI: 59:06
Saves: 20EV: 9 - 10
PIM: 0PP: 9 - 10
SV%: .870SH: 2 - 3
Marty Turco
Marty Turco
SA: 19TOI: 59:44
Saves: 17EV: 13 - 13
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 6
SV%: .895SH: 0 - 0