Morrow's OT Goal Lifts Stars Past Sharks

Dallas gets seventh win in eight trips to San Jose
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 26, 2008 1:09 AM CDT
San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton, left, right wing Milan Michalek and Brian Campbell celebrate Mihalek's' goal against the Dallas Stars on Friday, April 25, 2008.    (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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(Newser) – Brenden Morrow scored his second goal of the night 4:39 into overtime, and the Dallas Stars opened their second-round series with a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Friday. Mike Modano also scored, while Marty Turco made 25 saves in the Stars' seventh win in their last eight trips to Silicon Valley.

Jonathan Cheechoo scored the tying goal for San Jose with 3:02 left in regulation, but the Sharks' defensive sloth allowed Mattias Norstrom to whip the puck across the ice to Morrow early in OT. The Dallas captain scored easily against an off-balance Evgeni Nabokov, who finished with 16 saves. Morrow now has a career-high five goals in seven playoff games.