DALLAS -- The Dallas Stars will start the second period on the power play with a chance to take the lead. The period ended with the Stars gaining pressure as Jamie Benn and Brenden Morrow created chances, forcing Rob Blake to take a slashing period was the horn sounded.
The first period featured a rusty Sharks team -- this is their second game in nine days -- and a Stars team that had some jump. Dallas leads the shots on goal at 12-7, but they couldn't get any sustained momentum. Dallas had an early power play and didn't take advantage as they struggled to keep the puck in the offensive zone.
Still, Marty Turco didn't allow anything to get through him and the Stars will have a great chance to take early control in the second.