Final OT

Series (Game 4 of 6)

Series tied 2-2

Game 1: Friday, November 21st
Game 2: Sunday, November 30th
Game 3: Thursday, December 4th
Game 4: Saturday, January 3rd
Game 5: Wednesday, February 18th
Game 6: Wednesday, February 25th

Stars 2

(17-17-0, 41 pts)

Kings 2

(16-13-4, 42 pts)

10:30 PM ET, January 3, 2004

STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, California

1 2 3 OT T
DAL 1 1 0 02
LA 1 0 1 02

B. Guerin (Stars - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

L. Visnovsky (Kings - D): Goals: 0, Assists: 0

M. Straka (Kings - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

Dallas (17-17-6-0) at Los Angeles (16-13-5-4) 10:30 pm EST

LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- The Dallas Stars may be without captain Mike Modano on Saturday night as they visit the Los Angeles Kings for a Pacific Division contest.

Modano, who had a six-game points streak snapped, left Friday's ugly 6-0 home loss to the Pheonix Coyotes with a lower body injury. He is expected to be re-evaluated Saturday and may not make the trip to Los Angeles.

Modano had scored two goals and collected six assists during his best run of the season, which came on the heels of 11-game drought.

The Stars had a season-high six-game unbeaten streak snapped and were shut out for the eighth time this season. Starting goaltender Marty Turco was supposed to get his first night off since December 6 but came in after Ron Tugnutt allowed two goals on seven shots.

Dallas enters just one point behind Los Angeles for second place in the Pacific.

Los Angeles is winless in a season-high seven straight games (0-2-4-1) and winless in its last four home contests (0-0-3-1). The skid continued with Wednesday's 4-0 loss at Phoenix when they gave the Coyotes 10 power plays.

The Kings gave the Coyotes a nine-minute power play in the second period when Sean Avery tackled and twice punched Mike Sillinger, drawing a double-minor for roughing and instigating, a major for fighting, a 10-minute misconduct and a game misconduct.

With starting goalie Roman Cechmanek out with a hip injury, Milan Hnilicka made his first start in a Los Angeles uniform. Cristobal Huet had started seven of Los Angeles' previous eight games before Wednesday.

The Kings lead the season series, 2-1-0. They posted a 3-0 win here December 4 and are 8-3-0 in the last 11 home meetings with the Stars.