Turco Saves Dallas From Oilers Blitz

Blues shoot down Ducks, Panthers top Canucks in shootouts
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 2, 2008 6:01 AM CST
Vancouver Canucks Ryan Kesler (17) and Florida Panthers Olli Jokinen, of Finland begin to fight in the second period of their NHL hockey game Friday, Feb. 1, 2008 in Sunrise, Fla.(AP Photo/J. Pat Carter   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – With the Stars playing a young set of defensemen, Marty Turco's solid performance in goal has been crucial to Dallas's recent wins. Yesterday, when they found themselves outshot by Edmonton 17-5 in the first period, Turco became more critical than ever, grabbing 32 saves in the 4-1 victory, reports the Dallas Morning News. In other NHL action:

  • Anaheim's Jean-Sebastien Giguere got his 28th career shutout but saw St. Louis take the 1-0 victory on shootout goals from Andy McDonald and Brad Boyes.
  • Robert Luongo came back to Florida as a Canuck, only to let former teammate Nathan Horton fake him out on the shootout, giving the Panthers the 4-3 win.