DALLAS (Ticker) -- The red-hot Dallas Stars can extend their
home unbeaten streak to 11 games on Sunday as they continue a
season-high nine-game homestand against the Edmonton Oilers at
American Airlines Arena.
The Stars are 7-0-3 at home since losing to the Colorado
Avalanche here on January 10. They have not gone 11 straight
home games without a loss since February 14 to April 9, 1997.
The Stars are also unbeaten in their last 15 home games
(14-0-1) against the Oilers, dating to January 17, 1996.
Dallas extended its overall unbeaten streak to five games with a
3-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Friday.
Stu Barnes had a shorthanded goal with 8:37 remaining and Bill
Guerin capped the scoring less than four minutes later as the
Stars improved to 3-0-1 on their longest homestand of the
Goalie Marty Turco recorded his 29th victory - one shy of the
league lead held by New Jersey's Martin Brodeur - for Dallas,
which is tied with Nashville for fifth place in the Western
Conference with 73 points.
The Stars played without right wing Scott Young, who sat out due
to back spasms.
Edmonton improved to 1-1-0 on a three-game road trip with a 7-2
rout over the Phoenix Coyotes on Friday.
Ethan Moreau scored twice and Steve Staios had a pair of assists
in a five-goal second period for the Oilers, who posted their
highest score and most lopsided victory of the season.
Edmonton scored five goals on just nine shots in the second
period. It scored all five goals in a span of 5:38, setting a
new franchise record.