Crawford: Auld will get another shot


DALLAS -- After shutting down the Detroit Red Wings for 55 minutes and then a shootout, Stars backup goalie Alex Auld will apparently get a chance to get on a roll.

Auld fell behind, 2-0, in the first 9:30 of the game but was flawless the rest of the way, including fending off six Red Wings in a shootout to claim a 3-2 victory for the Stars on Saturday at the American Airlines Center.

"You'd have to think we're going to come back with him," Stars coach Marc Crawford said.

That would leave Marty Turco on the bench for Monday night's home game against Minnesota and possibly longer. Turco started the Stars' previous five games, allowing 18 goals as Dallas dropped four of five.

Auld, 6-4-3 on the season, has mostly been a backup throughout his eight NHL seasons with pockets of success as a No. 1. Crawford sounds ready to see if Auld can enter one of those pockets.

"He's also had spurts in his career where he's been able to get on a run, so there is that possibility," Crawford said. "He is a guy that was hired to be a backup goaltender, but he'll be given an opportunity to get on a run now."

Auld stopped 26 shots in regulation and overtime, and then had to wait out a lengthy replay review of Steve Ott's eventual shootout winner before facing Patrick Eaves' last-chance attempt. Eaves, Detroit's sixth shootout participant, missed the net, and Auld walked away a winner.

It appears he's walked into a starting role -- for now.