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That's A Wrap: Stars Dominated 3-0 By Sharks

Ugly, ugly, ugly. That's all you can say about this game. Dallas fell behind early and never even got close to getting back into it. The back-to-back curse continues to haunt this team as they are now 1-11-2 on the second night of B2Bs. The Stars took bad penalties that compounded their mistakes in the first period and they never looked like they wanted to play this game.

The third period was pretty much just a 20 minute victory lap for San Jose. The only thing they had to do was not collapse and with the way this night had gone, there was no chance of that.

Steve Ott got a ten minute game misconduct midway through the period and sat the rest of the game.

The loss is a huge one as the Stars have now dropped to ninth in the Western Conference, one point out of the playoffs. Dallas has now dropped four out of five games against the Sharks this season an they return to the ice on Tuesday against these same Sharks, only this time in Dallas. That game will most likely be a win-or-the-season-is-over game.

This is also the first time that Dallas has been shutout since a Jan. 16 game against the St. Louis Blues.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.