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12/4/2006 11:41:22 PM


DALLAS (AP) - Marty Turco stopped 25 shots for his 26th career shutout and Mike Modano scored a power-play goal before leaving with an injury in the Dallas Stars' 1-0 victory that ended San Jose's season-high five-game winning streak.

With 1:47 left and the Sharks with the extra attacker after pulling goaltender Evgeni Nabokov, Turco made a glove save on a close-in shot by Joe Pavekski to preserve his second shutout of the season.

Turco was called for a tripping penalty when he used his stick to take down San Jose's Steve Bernier in front of the net with 47 seconds left, but the Sharks were unable to score on the ensuing power play.

Turco also had a pad save on a shot by Jonathan Cheechoo that seemed ticketed for the lower right corner of the net with 6:38 remaining. Officials checked the save on replay, ruling that the puck stayed under Turco's pad and never crossed the goal line.

Turco came up with a tough stick save on Patrick Marleau with 11 minutes left, and made a sliding stop on Marleau's point-blank attempt with 9:20 left to preserve his second shutout of the season.

The Stars finished the game minus six injured regulars, including Modano, who exited for the locker room in the second period with an unspecified lower body injury and did not return.

Also out for Dallas were left-wing Brenden Morrow (groin), forward Eric Lindros (bruised foot), defencemen Trevor Daley (concussion) and Darryl Sydor (arm) and right-wing Antti Miettinen (lower body).

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