Stars Beat Sharks to Pull Even in Pacific

Blue Jackets shock Coyotes, Ducks win their 5th straight game
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Jan 18, 2008 1:16 AM CST
Dallas Stars goalie Marty Turco, right, stops a shot attempt by San Jose Sharks right wing Jonathan Cheechoo in the second period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008.(AP...   (Associated Press)
camera-icon View 2 more images

(Newser) – The Dallas Stars won for the sixth straight time in San Jose Thursday to tie the Sharks atop the Pacific Division, reports the Associated Press. Mike Modano scored two goals in the 4-2 win, which sent San Jose to its third straight loss. Marty Turco made 28 saves for Dallas, which has won just three times in 10 games. In other NHL action:

  • Rick Nash scored two goals, including one with 21.5 seconds left, to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 win over the Phoenix Coyotes.
  • The Anaheim Ducks extended their winning streak to five games behind goals from Brandon Bochenski and Corey Perry in a 2-1 win over the Nashville Predators.