Turco will likely try again to earn his first win against Detroit as the Pacific Division-leading Stars face the conference-leading Red Wings at American Airlines Center.
A member of the Canadian Olympic team, Turco has 121 wins with a 2.03 goals-against average and .917 save percentage.
But in 11 career appearances against Detroit, he has recorded five losses and five ties with a 3.08 GAA and .885 save percentage. Turco is winless other against one other team, losing his only career start against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
In his last start against the Red Wings on Jan. 8, he allowed three goals in just over 21 minutes of play before being pulled in favor of Johan Hedberg. Dallas rallied for a 6-3 win.
Turco has won his last three starts overall, stopping 71 of 77 shots in that span. He made 37 saves in regulation and overtime and stopped the final two shootout attempts in a 3-2 win Thursday over the Colorado Avalanche.
“We were fortunate to win in a shootout,” Dallas coach Dave Tippett said. “Marty was excellent and he made some big saves for us, and we found a couple of ways to score.”
The Red Wings, who are looking for their sixth win in seven road games, are coming off a 2-1 home win Wednesday over the Vancouver Canucks.
“It’s a nice milestone. I don’t really care about most of them. But that’s a big build up,” said Shanahan, who has three career game-winning goals against the Stars.
Shanhahan has 32 goals and 25 assists in 69 career games versus the Stars, but has been held off the scoresheet in his last four games against them.