Final OT

Series (Game 6 of 6)

Dallas leads 3-2

Game 1: Saturday, December 6th
Game 2: Tuesday, January 13th
Game 3: Friday, January 30th
Game 4: Sunday, March 7th
Game 5: Tuesday, March 16th
Game 6: Sunday, March 28th

Stars 1

(40-24-2, 95 pts)

Sharks 2

(41-20-6, 100 pts)

9:00 PM ET, March 28, 2004

SAP Center, San Jose, California

1 2 3 OT T
DAL 0 1 0 01
SJ 0 1 0 12

W. Primeau (Sharks - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

N. Ekman (Sharks - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

P. Boucher (Stars - D): Goals: 0, Assists: 1

Dallas (40-24-13-1) at San Jose (40-20-12-6) 9:00 pm EST

SAN JOSE, California (Ticker) -- The Dallas Stars try to move closer to the San Jose Sharks in the Pacific Division race when they meet Sunday night at HP Pavilion.

With four games to play, Dallas trails San Jose by four points.

The Stars have gained a point in their last seven games (5-0-1-1) but missed a golden opportunity to cut the deficit by blowing a third-period lead in Saturday's 3-2 overtime loss at Vancouver.

The Stars got goals from Brenden Morrow and Pierre Turgeon, but suffered their first loss when leading after two periods since October 19, 2002, ending a 69-game (61-0-8) unbeaten streak.

Dallas, which fell to 15-18-5-1 on the road, is tied with Colorado for third in the Western Conference race.

The Stars were without starting goaltender Marty Turco, who began serving a four-game suspension for high-sticking Edmonton's Ryan Smyth on Wednesday.

San Jose, which won the Pacific in 2001-02, is second in the Western with 98 points. The Sharks are four ahead of Colorado and have won three in a row.

On Friday, San Jose improved to 7-1-1 in its last nine games with a 3-0 win at Phoenix.

Jonathan Cheechoo scored his ninth goal in as many games and Vesa Toskala made 30 saves for his first shutout of the season

Nils Ekman and Vincent Damphousse also scored for San Jose. They both had goals in Thursday's 3-2 win vs. Calgary.

Dallas leads the series, 3-1-1. The Stars have split their two visits to San Jose and are 7-2-1 in their last 10 visits here.