Calgary (17-24-3) at Dallas (29-11-1)

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  • Game info: 8:30 pm EST Wed Jan 29, 2003
  • TV: FSSW
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DALLAS (TICKER) Mike Modano and the Dallas Stars play their final game before the All-Star break when they host the Calgary Flames on Wednesday.

Dallas’ start is one of its best through 52 games. The Stars’ 29 wins are tied with Vancouver for the most in the Western Conference and their 70 points are tops in the conference.

Overall, the Stars are 11-1-3 in their last 15 contests and their point total is their third-highest ever through 52 games. Dallas’ best start was 1998-99, when it opened 34-10-8 en route to its lone Stanley Cup.

Modano leads the Stars with 56 points and 36 assists, while his 20 goals are second on the team. His strong play has resulted in him being voted in as as starter for Sunday’s All-Star Game and Tuesday he was named captain for the Western Conference squad.

Dallas’ latest win was Monday’s 5-3 decision over the Ottawa Senators in a matchup of conference leaders.

Modano scored twice and added an assist, helping All-Star goaltender Marty Turco extend his unbeaten streak to 11 games. Bill Guerin netted the game-winner as Turco improved to 8-0-3 during the streak.

Calgary is 3-6-1 over its last 10 games following a season-high five-game unbeaten streak.

The Flames dropped a 4-3 decision at Phoenix Tuesday as they took a 3-2 lead into the third period after scoring three goals in a span of 4:27 during the second.

Chris Drury, Chris Clark and defenseman Bob Boughner tallied for the Flames, who are 7-6-2 under new coach Darryl Sutter.

Wednesday is the second of four meetings between the teams. On October 24 in Calgary, Jere Lehtinen scored with 2:49 remaining in the third period to lift the Stars into a 3-3 tie.

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