|DAL||0||0||0||(0 - 0)||4|
|SJS||0||0||0||(0 - 0)||2|
|Dallas Stars goalie Marty Turco stops San Jose Shark defenseman' Sandis Ozolinsh on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007 (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu).|
Dallas, which has a two-point lead over the Sharks for first place in the Pacific Division, has won five straight games in San Jose dating to Dec. 21, 2006.
Antti Miettinen put the Stars ahead for good with 3:04 left in the second period with a slapshot from the blue line. Ribeiro scored his 16th of the season to tie it 2-all six minutes earlier when Dallas was on a 5-on-3 power-play.
San Jose had taken a 2-1 lead just 45 seconds before Ribeiro scored. Patrick Rissmiller took a pass from Mike Grier and caught Turco going the other way.
Marty Turco made 16 saves in his 17th against San Jose in 26 games. San Jose's goalie Evengi Nabokov, playing in his 31st straight game, stopped 17 shots.
The Sharks opened the scoring with 12:06 left in the first period when Devin Setoguchi tapped a backhander past Turco. It was Setoguchi's eighth goal of the season. The power-play goal came just nine seconds after Morrow elbowed Doug Murray. It was the ninth straight game San Jose has scored first.
Morrow tied it at 1 with 15:08 left in the second, shoveling the puck past Nabokov. Morrow and Patrick Marleau were fighting for the puck when it was flipped over the net and landed in front of Nabokov. As a crowd of players gathered in front of the net, Morrow pushed the puck in for his 12th goal of the season.
Steve Ott added an empty net goal to make it 4-2.
Notes: Sharks defenseman Alexei Semenov underwent surgery on his right hand Friday after jamming it on the boards during the second period of Thursday's game. San Jose's next five games are against Pacific Division opponents. ... Sergei Zubov of the Stars leads all defensemen in the NHL with 30 points. ... Joe Thornton has figured in nearly half of the Sharks goals this season.
|PPG - Devin Setoguchi (8) ASST: Joe Thornton (26), Craig Rivet (13)|
1 - 0 SJS
|Brenden Morrow (12) ASST: Mike Ribeiro (17), Matt Niskanen (10)|
1 - 1 Tie
|Patrick Rissmiller (2) ASST: Michael Grier (3), Torrey Mitchell (6)|
2 - 1 SJS
|PPG - Mike Ribeiro (16) ASST: Brenden Morrow (20), Sergei Zubov (27)|
2 - 2 Tie
|PPG - Antti Miettinen (5) ASST: Mike Modano (11), Sergei Zubov (28)|
3 - 2 DAL
|EN - Steve Ott (3) ASST: Loui Eriksson (4)|
4 - 2 DAL
|Nicklas Grossmann Holding against Joe Pavelski|
|Jussi Jokinen Roughing against Marcel Goc|
|Marcel Goc Roughing against Jussi Jokinen|
|Brenden Morrow Elbowing against Douglas Murray|
|Craig Rivet Cross checking against Steve Ott|
|Craig Rivet Misconduct (10 min)|
|Craig Rivet Instigator against Steve Ott|
|Steve Ott Fighting (maj) against Craig Rivet|
|Craig Rivet Fighting (maj) against Steve Ott|
|Trevor Daley Interference against Curtis Brown|
|Matthew Carle Roughing against Sergei Zubov|
|Christian Ehrhoff Interference against Brenden Morrow|
|Antti Miettinen Tripping against Joe Thornton|
|Patrick Marleau Hi stick - double minor against Loui Eriksson|
|Milan Michalek Roughing against Steve Ott|
|Steve Ott Roughing against Milan Michalek|
|Steve Ott Hooking against Kyle McLaren|
|SA: 18||TOI: 59:54|
|Saves: 16||EV: 12 - 13|
|PIM: 0||PP: 3 - 4|
|SV%: .889||SH: 1 - 1|
|SA: 21||TOI: 59:26|
|Saves: 18||EV: 13 - 14|
|PIM: 0||PP: 4 - 6|
|SV%: .857||SH: 1 - 1|