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Mike Modano Weekly Wrap-Up: Tuesday, February 11

Three games this week resulted in two No. 1-star performances for Mike Modano who is scheduled to play his 1,000th career NHL game Tuesday night at home against Carolina.  It has been a record-breaking season for Modano and the team will honor his reaching 1,000 games and 1,000 points Sunday night prior to the Stars ESPN tilt against Pacific Division rival San Jose.

Wednesday, February 5 vs. St. Louis (T, 2-2)

Stat line:
One goal, one assist
Plus/minus: +1
23:08 of ice time, 28 shifts
· 5:57 power play
· 2:30 shorthanded
11 of 23 faceoffs won (47%)
Three shots on goal

Notes:
· Modano vs. St. Louis, career: 73 games, 27 goals, 39 assists, 66 points
· Modano was named the No. 1 star by the Dallas Morning News.
· Modano’s assist on Bill Guerin’s goal at 18:30 of the third period was the 600th of his career.  He joined Jeremy Roenick as the only American-born players with 400 goals and 600 assists.

Quotes
“It’s been fun.  There have been a lot of milestones this year.  My 1,000th point, I kept the puck.  But after that, it doesn’t matter.”
 Modano after reaching the 600-assist plateau

“It was a struggle from the start.  We were flat and heavy and off key before we made a game of it.”
 Modano on the comeback tie against the Blues

Saturday, February 8 at Phoenix (W, 3-1)

Stat line:
Plus/minus: E
19:42 of ice time, 25 shifts
· 4:25 power play
· 1:43 shorthanded
12 of 22 faceoffs won (54%)
Two shots on goal

Notes:
· Modano vs. Phoenix, career: 65 games, 30 goals, 47 assists, 77 points

Sunday, February 9 vs. Los Angeles (W, 3-1)

Stat line:
Two goals
Plus/minus: +3
24:43 of ice time, 26 shifts
· 7:53 power play
· 2:08 shorthanded
12 of 18 faceoffs won (66%)
Four shots on goal

Notes:
· Modano vs. Los Angeles, career: 50 games, 24 goals, 33 assists, 57 points
· Modano’s two goals gave him points in five of the last six games (5-5-10) and he has posted multiple-point efforts in four of the last five games.
· Modano’s two goals were still being talked about the day after for their artistry.  The second was especially impressive as Modano broke through at center ice, received a feed from Claude Lemieux and raced in on top of Kings goalie Jamie Storr before coming to a quick stop and shifting the puck into the net with a nifty move most players only dream of having the ability to pull off.
· Modano was named No. 1 star by the Dallas Morning News and Ft. Worth Star-Telegram.
· Modano’s second goal tied him with Bill Guerin for the team lead on the season with 23.

Quotes:
“I got a couple of good passes, got some speed in the neutral zone. I think I caught them flatfooted.  We knew we had to get that one to get everyone in the flow of the game.”
 Modano on his two goals and a reference to the first

“I’ve never seen any thing like that.  That’s a new one.”
 Kings goalie Jamie Storr on the move used by Modano on his second goal

The Week Ahead

Tuesday, February 11 vs. Carolina (FSN, 7:30)
Friday, February 14 vs. Anaheim (FSN, 7:30)
Sunday, February 16 vs. San Jose (ESPN, 7:30)