Monday, March 24, 2003

Goalie Turco returns to align shining Stars

The Associated Press

DALLAS - Brenden Morrow scored a pair of first-period goals and Marty Turco had to make only 12 saves in his return from an 18-game absence as the Dallas Stars wrapped up the Pacific Division title with a 3-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Sunday night.

The Stars now have 100 points, eliminating the second-place Anaheim Mighty Ducks from the division race and clinching Dallas' fourth Pacific crown in the last five seasons.

Wild 4, Red Wings 0

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Wild clinched the first playoff appearance in their 3-year history as Matt Johnson scored just 21 seconds into the game to spark a victory over the Detroit Red Wings.

Dwayne Roloson had 33 saves for his fourth shutout of the season as Minnesota extended its winning streak to three games. Detroit had its six-game winning streak snapped.

Minnesota became the third expansion team in the past 30 years to advance to the NHL playoffs in its third season of existence.

Penguins 1, Blackhawks 1

CHICAGO - Ohio State product Eric Meloche scored but Pittsburgh extended its winless streak to 16 games Sunday.

XU: Sweet 16 bid is denied
Daugherty: Xavier realized too late it could win
Nicholas delivers in clutch
Xavier-Maryland Photo Gallery
UK: Wildcats run win streak to 25
One-on-one does not shut down center Estill
At Kentucky, the defense never rests
UK-Utah Photo Gallery
East: Butler breaks through, downs Louisville
Midwest: Pitt's defense sends Indiana home
South: MSU stomps No. 2-seed Florida
Four No. 1s advance
Big East has sweet record heading to round of 16
Family follows its sons
Men's NCAA Tournament at a glance
NIT at a glance

Gauchos too deep for Musketeers
Shoemaker Regional: Arkansas 71, UC 57
The Shoe sticks it to top Hog
Shoemaker Regional: Texas 90, Hampton 46
Longhorns show off power
Ohio State crushes Weber State
Other games: UConn roars back into winning form
Women's NCAA Tournament at a glance

Pitching staff takes shape
Larkin will get some work in the outfield
Reds players eager to see new digs
Indians 2, Reds 0
Day stakes claim to Expos starting spot

Not rain, nor mud, nor sickness could stifle Tiger
Pak soars by Sorenstam

Goalie Turco returns to align shining Stars
Cyclones clinch playoff berth

Busch rolls the dice and wins
Bumping causes grumbling
Kanaan posts 1st IRL win

New York Hero may be Derby-bound

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