Stars 2, Flyers 0
DALLAS (AP) _ Ed Belfour stopped 25 shots for his 49th career shutout and Mike Modano scored his 30th goal as the Dallas Stars beat the Philadelphia Flyers 2-0 on Wednesday night.
Belfour registered his 303rd career victory and fourth shutout of the season, improving his record to 27-17-5.
Modano knocked the rebound of his own shot past Flyers goalie Brian Boucher at 6:10 of the second period. Modano has 341 career goals, all for the Stars, leaving him one short of Brian Bellows’ club record.
Modano has 30 or more goals in seven seasons. Bellows and Dino Ciccarelli are the only other players in franchise history to score 30 or more goals seven times.
Aaron Gavey’s fourth goal at 5:02 of the third period pushed Dallas’ lead to 2-0. Gavey stole the puck from Philadelphia defenseman Zarley Zalapski, skated in alone and beat Boucher for an unassisted goal.
The Stars killed four Flyers power plays, the last one over the game’s final 1:33.
Stars defenseman Richard Matvichuk had to be helped from the ice in the first period with a knee injury and didn’t return.
Keith Jones of the Flyers slid into the back of Matvichuk’s leg on a play to the left of the Stars goal with 1:27 left in the first period, causing Matvichuk’s knee to buckle. Teammate Derian Hatcher helped Matvichuk to the tunnel leading to the Dallas locker room where Matvichuk’s condition was being evaluated.
Matvichuk has already missed six games this season due to two separate knee injuries.
The Stars are also missing injured players Joe Nieuwendyk, Jere Lehtinen, Blake Sloan, Shawn Chambers and Brian Skrudland.
Philadelphia was without injured players Eric Lindros, Keith Primeau, Dan McGillis, Luke Richardson and Ulf Samuelsson.