|NSH||0||1||0||(0 - 0)||1|
|DAL||2||0||2||(0 - 0)||4|
DALLAS (AP) -Brian Sutherby scored a short-handed goal, Brad Richards had a power-play goal and an assist, and the Dallas Stars ended the Nashville Predators' four-game winning streak with a 4-1 victory Sunday night.
Marty Turco made 25 saves, and Mark Parrish added a goal for the Stars, 11-1-1 in their last 13 at home. Steve Ott's empty-netter with 1:34 left clinched the win for the Stars, coming off a 10-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Friday night.
Former Star Jason Arnott scored for Nashville. The Predators had won five of their previous seven games with Dallas.
Solid Start to Second Half
The Preds have posted a 5-2-0 record in the first seven games after the All-Star Break to climb back into the thick of the Western Conference playoff battle. Included in that stretch was a 3-2-0 road record, with key wins at Vancouver, Edmonton, and Minnesota, the three teams that occupy the seventh through ninth spots in the Conference – coupled with home wins against Phoenix (tied with the Preds) and Anaheim (six points ahead of the Preds with four more games played).
Dallas' Mike Modano got a double-minor for high-sticking 2:19 after the opening faceoff when his stick caught the face of Nashville's Steve Sullivan, drawing blood.
But the Stars' penalty-killing unit produced the game's first goal when Sutherby scored for the third time in his last five games, converting Richards' centering pass on a 2-on-1 break at 5:07.
Parrish made it 2-0 at 15:32 of the first period, sweeping a loose puck into an open net. Nashville goalie Dan Ellis appeared to have control after stopping a shot by James Neal, but the puck skittered through Ellis' pads and Parrish tapped it in.
Nashville held a 13-8 shots edge in the second period, and Arnott scored off a 2-on-1 with J.P. Dumont at 14:04.
Dallas skated 5-on-3 when Richards blasted a 40-footer past a screened Ellis at 1:42 of the third period to make it 3-1.
Notes: Out for the Stars were LW Fabian Brunnstrom (ankle) and RW Landon Wilson (ribs). ... The Predators were without RWs Jordin Tootoo (hand) and Wade Belak (shoulder). ... Dallas D Stephane Robidas was credited with his 100th career assist on Sutherby's goal. ... Sullivan missed the rest of the first period to get medical attention but was back on the ice for the second period. ... Ott has at least a point in a career-high eight games.
|SHG - Brian Sutherby (6) Wrist shot - ASST: Brad Richards (32), Stephane Robidas (18)|
1 - 0 DAL
|Mark Parrish (7) Wrist shot - ASST: James Neal (10), Nicklas Grossman (6)|
2 - 0 DAL
|Jason Arnott (20) Wrist shot - ASST: J-P Dumont (28), Ryan Jones (7)|
2 - 1 DAL
|PPG - Brad Richards (15) Slapshot - ASST: Mike Ribeiro (36), Jere Lehtinen (13)|
3 - 1 DAL
|EN - Steve Ott (11) Backhand shot - ASST: Jere Lehtinen (14), Matt Niskanen (20)|
4 - 1 DAL
|Mike Modano Hi stick - double minor against Steve Sullivan|
|J-P Dumont Elbowing against Trevor Daley|
|Mark Parrish Interference against Martin Erat|
|Steve Sullivan Hi stick - double minor against Jere Lehtinen|
|Dan Ellis Delay of game|
|Steve Ott Hooking against Ryan Suter|
|SA: 21||TOI: 59:43|
|Saves: 18||EV: 12 - 13|
|PIM: 2||PP: 4 - 5|
|SV%: .857||SH: 2 - 3|
|SA: 26||TOI: 60:00|
|Saves: 25||EV: 19 - 20|
|PIM: 0||PP: 6 - 6|
|SV%: .962||SH: 0 - 0|