Flyers 1, Stars 1
PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ Mike Modano scored with 30.7 seconds left in the third period to give the Dallas Stars a 1-1 tie with the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night.
With goalie Ed Belfour lifted for an extra attacker, Modano pushed a backhand shot off Philadelphia goalie John Vanbiesbrouck’s pads for the Dallas forward’s seventh goal of the season.
The defending Stanley Cup champion Stars outshot the Flyers 3-2 in overtime, but the Flyers missed the best opportunity when Daniel McGillis fired wide of the goal from the slot.
Daymond Langkow scored a first-period goal for the Flyers, 4-0-1 in their last five home games and 10-2-2 since opening the season 0-5-1 start _ the worst in franchise history.
The injury-depleted Stars are 0-1-2 in their last three, and 2-5-2 in their last nine.
Langkow scored his fourth goal of the season at 4:56 of the first period, taking a centering pass from Chris Therien near the boards and lifting a wrist shot over Belfour.
Vanbiesbrouck stopped 24 shots, including close-range attempts by Mike Keane in the first period and Modano in the third.
Belfour, recovering from a strained groin, made 19 saves for the Stars, who stopped the NHL’s best power play in four attempts.
The Stars were again thwarted in their bid for the franchise’s 1,000th victory. They won 758 games in 26 seasons in Minnesota, and 241 games since moving to Dallas seven years ago.