NHL: SAN JOSE (5-6) at DALLAS (5-5) <h3>Modano goes for American record when Stars host Sharks</h3> <div class="pre">San Jose (5-5-1) at Dallas (5-3-2) 8:00 pm EDT</div> DALLAS (Ticker) -- Mike Modano has gotten off to a slow startthis season, but he is standing on the doorstep of history. Modano will be looking for three more points in a bid forhistory when the Dallas Stars host the San Jose Sharks onMonday. The 37-year-old needs two points to tie Phil Housley's 1,232 asthe all-time leader in points scored among American-bornplayers. Modano was drafted first overall in the 1988 draft bythe Minnesota North Stars and has played his entire career forthe Stars franchise. He had tallied just two points through the team's first ninegames this season, and was rumored to be on the verge of ademotion off the top line, but Modano doubled his season totalwith a goal and an assist in a 5-3 win at Phoenix on Saturdaynight. The future Hall of Famer has 57 points in 64 career gamesagainst the Sharks. Dallas has won three of four games, and have not allowed morethan three goals in a contest since October 6. Top netminderMarty Turco will carry a 1.99 goals-against average intoMonday's contest, and is 16-5-1 with a 2.12 mark in his careeragainst San Jose. The Sharks are trying to recover from a two-game slide, duringwhich they have been outscored, 7-2. Top goaltender EvgeniNabokov has started all 11 of San Jose's games and owns a 2.36GAA. To add injury to insult, the Sharks placed left wing Ryane Cloweand defenseman Rob Davison on injured reserve on Sunday. Clowe is sidelined with a right ankle injury suffered inSaturday's 2-1 loss at Columbus. In 11 games this season, the25-year-old has collected three goals and six points. Davison is out due to a finger injury suffered in Friday's 5-1loss at Detroit. The blueliner is scoreless in five games with12 penalty minutes.