SUN THREE STARS
1. JASON ARNOTT, Dallas
2. MIKE MODANO, Dallas
3. SERGEI ZUBOV, Dallas
Jason Arnott's second-period goal on a nice individual effort gave the Stars the lead heading into the third. Calgary has had a tough time coming back this season.
Jamie Lundmark had an open net to shoot on the powerplay in the first period. He took a pass from Jarome Iginla, which went through the crease and bypassed a couple of bodies before hitting his stick. He sent it at the empty cage, only to be robbed by the glove of Marty Turco.
Robyn Regehr nailed Stars defenceman Stephane Robidas in the corner, sending him to the ice in a crumpled heap after attempting a rush along the boards.
Brenden Morrow was his usual nasty self. His hit to knock Marcus Nilson out of the game left the Flames shorthanded and he also made a few offensive plays.
Byron Ritchie slipped on a stick after a brief tussle with Steve Ott. Chris Simon later dropped the gloves against Nathon Perrott, landing a enough solid punches to earn the decision.
CALGARY -- D Cale Hulse, F Darren McCarty (back), D Rhett Warrener (knee) and F Mike Leclerc (wrist).
DALLAS -- D Janne Niinimaa, F Mathias Tjarnqvist, F Jaroslav Svoboda and F Bill Guerin (eye).
How can the Flames improve their less-than-impressive record of just four comeback wins in the third period this season?
WHAT IT MEANS:
The end of a long and ultimately disappointing road trip. The Flames finish their seven-game trek with a 2-4-1 record and five points out of a possible 14, including losses to non-playoff teams Columbus and Minnesota.
Marcus Nilson appeared to take a knee-on-knee hit from Stars winger Brenden Morrow six minutes into the game and had to be helped off the ice, putting no weight on his left leg. He didn't return ... The Flames play seven of their next nine games at the Saddledome before finishing the regular season on the road against Los Angeles and Anaheim ... Dion Phaneuf is one goal shy of Gary Suter's record 18 goals in a season by a rookie Flames defenceman. Phaneuf is also six away from Brian Leetch's NHL mark of 23 in a freshman year, although Leetch did it in 68 games ... Miikka Kiprusoff is four wins away from matching Mike Vernon's franchise best 39 in a single season. Kiprusoff is two away from Vernon's second-highest total from the Stanley Cup winning 1988-89 season.