Four Goal Third Gives Stars 2-0 Series Lead

San Jose must make big comeback on the road after 5-2 loss
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 28, 2008 12:41 AM CDT
San Jose Sharks goalie Evgeni Nabokov (20) can't stop a shot by Dallas Stars center Mike Ribeiro in the first period in Game 2 of an NHL Western Conference playoff series, Sunday, April 27, 2008.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
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(Newser) – Mike Modano scored the tiebreaking goal early in the Stars' four-goal third period, and Marty Turco made 29 saves in a 5-2 victory over the Sharks in Game 2 on Sunday night, sending Dallas home with a commanding series lead. The Sharks might have a better chance to get competitive in Texas, since they were the NHL's best road team this season.

Brad Richards scored the tying goal on an awful San Jose turnover in the opening minute of the third period, and Niklas Hagman added two insurance goals in the Stars' eighth victory in their last nine trips to San Jose. Mike Ribeiro also scored an early goal before Dallas put a tremendous finish on another profitable night at the Shark Tank.