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Mike Modano Weekly Wrap-Up: Tuesday, March 11

A week that featured 11 goals by Dallas in three games featured only one point by Mike Modano, a testament to the scoring depth of the 2002-2003 Dallas Stars.  With regular linemate Bill Guerin’s regular-season ending injury, Modano played with three different sets of wingers this week.  Against Chicago, Modano centered Ulf Dahlen and Scott Young; against Nashville, rookie Steve Ott and Jere Lehtinen; and against San Jose, Dahlen and Claude Lemieux.

Wednesday, March 5 vs. Chicago (W, 7-4)

Stat line:
One goal
Plus/minus: +1
17:15 of ice time, 22 shifts
· 1:13 power play
· 0:28 shorthanded
16 of 21 faceoffs won (76%)
One shot on goal

Notes:
· Modano vs. Chicago, career: 75 games, 30 goals, 37 assists, 67 points
· In tribute to his teammate’s physical presence on the ice, Modano gave Stars enforcer, Aaron Downey, 20 Reebok t-shirts with the message “The Pain Train” from the shoe company’s latest ad campaign.

Friday, March 7 vs. Nashville (L, 1-2)

Stat line:
Plus/minus: E
21:57 of ice time, 28 shifts
· 2:06 power play
· 0:32 shorthanded
11 of 22 faceoffs won (50%)
Five shots on goal

Notes:
· Modano vs. Nashville, career: 19 games, 12 goals, 7 assists, 19 points
· In a poll conducted by The Hockey News, Modano was listed as the third most-feared shot among NHL goalies (one from each team) tied with teammate Bill Guerin and Washington’s Jaromir Jagr.  Al MacInnis of St. Louis and Alexei Kovalev of the New York Rangers were the top two selections.

Sunday, March 9 vs. Sam Jose (W, 3-0)

Stat line:
Plus/minus: E
17:06 of ice time, 22 shifts
· 2:48 power play
· 3:51 shorthanded
11 of 18 faceoffs won (61%)
One shot on goal

Notes:
· Modano vs. San Jose, career: 45 games, 14 goals, 27 assists, 41 points
· Modano was named the No. 15 top celebrity in Dallas by D Magazine.

The Week Ahead
Tuesday, March 11 at Columbus (FSN, 6:00)
Wednesday, March 12 at Minnesota (KDFI-27, 7:00)
Saturday, March 15 at Edmonton (KDFI-27, 9:00)