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Stars stop 5-game losing skid

DALLAS (AP) -- Bill Guerin scored with 5:41 to play and Marty
Turco made 16 saves for his 14th career shutout to help the Dallas
Stars snap a five-game losing streak with a 1-0 victory over the
Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night.

Guerin skated hard to the net and converted Mike Modano's pass
from the right corner for his 16th goal. It was the difference in
what had been a goaltenders' duel between Turco and Steve Passmore.

The Blackhawks pulled Passmore for an extra attacker with 1:02
left, then had a six-on-four advantage after being given a power
play with 38 seconds remaining. But Chicago was unable to put
pressure on Turco.

The Stars returned home after going 0-4 during a West Coast road
trip. During the losing streak, they scored only three goals.
Dallas is 9-4-2 at home, 3-11-1 on the road.

The five-game losing streak was the Stars' longest since the
1995-96 season.

Chicago, which got 25 saves from Passmore, has won once in 16
games (1-10-2-3).

Dallas held a 9-3 shots edge in a scoreless first period. The
Blackhawks had a 7-6 shots advantage in the second period of the
game that remained scoreless.

The Stars didn't score in the first two periods of each of their
last five games.

Game Notes: D Richard Matvichuk (knee), LW Pierre
Turgeon (flu) and C Steve Ott (back strain) were scratched for
Dallas. ... RW Ryan Vandenbussche (hand) was among Chicago's
scratches. ... Stars C Jason Arnott returned after missing four
games due to a groin injury.