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1-21-03

Mike Modano Weekly Wrap-Up: Tuesday, January 21

Following a six-day layoff, the Stars picked up where they left off with a road win at San Jose and road tie at Colorado in a classic, physical match-up. Against the Avs, Modano tied Neal Broten’s career mark for assists with his 593rd on a power play set-up to Jere Lehtinen. He will tie Broten’s mark for career games played with the franchise (992) on Wednesday against Columbus.

Saturday, January 18 at San Jose (W, 3-1)

Stat line:
Plus/minus: E
19:10 of ice time, 25 shifts
• 1:44 power play
• 2:30 shorthanded
8 of 17 faceoffs won (47%)
No shots on goal

Notes:
• Modano vs. San Jose, career: 43 games, 13 goals, 25 assists, 38 points
• During their time off, the team got together on Wednesday for a four-hour game of paintball pitting the offense against the defense.

Quotes:
“We have about five or six guys who could go. (Derian) Hatcher could go. (Jere) Lehtinen could go, (Sergei) Zubov, (Darryl) Sydor is playing well. We’ve got a handful of guys who could be there.”
Modano on joining Bill Guerin and Marty Turco at the NHL All-Star Game and teammates also deserving of the honor

“I feel real comfortable at the state I’m at in my career, as a player. There’s always a learning situation every year that you come into a season. Granted, I’ve had some makeovers in my career, some changes. I think that just happens with the players around you, the coaches you have around you. The chance of winning.”
Mike Modano, in an interview with nhl.com

Monday, January 20 at Colorado (T, 1-1)

Stat line:
One power play assist (tied franchise career mark)
Plus/minus: -1
23:15 of ice time, 27 shifts
• 3:50 power play
• 0:44 shorthanded
19 of 29 faceoffs won (67%)
Five shots on goal

Notes:
• Modano vs. Colorado, career: 45 games, 21 goals, 27 assists, 48 points
• Jere Lehtinen has been the prime recipient of Modano’s 593 career assists. With 64 goals from Modano helpers, Lehtinen leads Brett Hull (47) and Ulf Dahlen (38)

Quotes:
“You look back at when you started and where you come from, the road along the way and the process it all takes. You come to this point and eclipse all those records, it means a lot – just being here all these years. It would be great to have all those (records) when it’s all said and done.”
Modano on adding another Stars franchise mark to his resume

“That was a great game. It was a game like a few years ago in those playoff series.”
Modano on Monday’s match-up with the Avs

The Week Ahead

Wednesday, January 22 vs. Columbus (FSN, 7:30)
Friday, January 24 vs. Tampa Bay (FSN, 7:30)
Saturday, January 25 at St. Louis (KDFI-Ch. 27, 7:00)
Monday, January 27 vs. Ottawa (FSN, 7:00)