Stars finally win one
(1) Detroit v. (5) Dallas
Red Wings lead series 3-1
Modano, the former Stars captain, ensured his team would live to play another day. In a game when the Detroit Red Wings had a second-period goal disallowed because of a goaltender interference call, Modano's third-period power-play goal broke a 1-1 tie and led the Stars to a 3-1 victory over the Red Wings last night, staving off elimination for another game at least.
The pertinent play in this one? Well, I'll let someone else explain it: "What do you want me to say?" Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said. "The guy's not in the paint? The guy's out of the paint. That was a reputation call totally. It's disappointing.
"The way I look at it is this: In the league, there's lots that goes on, on the ice. Sometimes a guy gets tripped and you miss it. Some times, things go wrong and you miss it. Just don't make stuff up, that's all. Kelly Sutherland's a good referee. He just blew the call. That's life."
Horrible call. Then again, the Stars were much better in this one, more like the team that made it to this point, so maybe, if they can win in Detroit for the first time in who knows how long, there'll be some semblance of a conference final.