Stars move up, beat San Jose

Posted: Monday, March 04, 2002

DALLAS -- Pierre Turgeon and Jamie Langenbrunner scored 37 seconds apart in the first period, and the Dallas Stars beat San Jose 4-1 Sunday to move within five points of the Pacific Division-leading Sharks.

Dallas, which outshot San Jose 18-3 in the first period, has won three straight games.

Derian Hatcher and Joe Nieuwendyk also scored for Dallas, which lost scoring leader Mike Modano to a knee injury in the second period. He didn't put any pressure on his right leg while being helped off the ice, but the extent of the injury wasn't known.

Blackhawks 2, Mighty Ducks 1

CHICAGO -- Backup goaltender Steve Passmore stopped 16 shots, and Steve Sullivan had a goal and an assist, helping Chicago over Anaheim.

Eric Daze scored his 30th goal for the Blackhawks, who had lost two consecutive games since the Olympic break. Daze has scored 30 or more goals in back-to-back seasons and in four of his seven years in the NHL.

The Blackhawks have not dropped three straight this season.

Anaheim's Matt Cullen scored with 37.1 seconds remaining to ruin Passmore's bid for his third career shutout and first since Oct. 13, 2000.

The Mighty Ducks have lost four of five following a six-game winning streak and have been held to one goal or less 21 times.

Coyotes 2, Blue Jackets 1

PHOENIX -- Ladislav Nagy and Daniel Briere scored first-period goals that stood up in Phoenix's victory over Columbus.

Sean Burke made 24 saves as the Coyotes won for the second time in three games since the Olympic break, pulling into an eighth-place tie with Vancouver in the Western Conference playoff race.

Brett Harkins brought the Blue Jackets within 2-1 in the third when the Coyotes gave up the puck in their end midway during a Columbus power play.

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