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Excuse me, dad
Hull passes father in career goals, helps Stars win 3-1
TORONTO (AP) -- Although Brett Hull plays nothing like his father did, he's now ahead of him on the all-time goals list.
"It's kind of eerie to be able to put up the same numbers, and yet be so opposite," Hull said. "I think it makes it more special.
"The first thing you should notice is 'Holy cow, this kid can't skate a lick, and his father was one of the most graceful guys to ever play the game with power and speed,' and I'm the dead opposite. I play the game more from the brain as opposed to the body."
Hull is now three goals short of passing Mario Lemieux for eighth place all-time.
"No matter how many goals I've scored, I'm certainly not flashy, and when you're not flashy, you almost look like a plumber out there and they forget about you," Hull said.
"Plus, I'm not a big celebrator or very physical, so you don't have people thinking about you and that's how to stay invisible."
"Bobby was the dominant one. He was 'Give me the puck and I'll bull through everybody,'" Quinn said. "Brett has always gotten himself into a position where a good playmaker could find him. Brett has that incredible talent."
Hull one-timed a pass from Morrow to tie the game 7:22 into the last period.
"It was nice to see him pass his father," Toronto's Darcy Tucker said. "But that was the turning point."
Morrow and Hull also assisted on Joe Nieuwendyk's goal with 6:02 remaining in the game.
Hull and Morrow each had a goal and two assists in the third period.
Dallas goalie Ed Belfour stopped 30 shots.
Rookie defenseman Petr Svoboda gave Toronto a 1-0 lead with his first career goal 14:22 into the game.
Joseph had 20 saves for Toronto.
Notes: Canadian gold medalists Simon Whitfield (triathlon) Daniel Igali (wrestling) and Daniel Nestor (tennis) were honored before the game. ... Hatcher, the Stars' captain, was cheered loudly when he fell to the ice just before taking the ceremonial faceoff. ... Joseph, who shutout Montreal on Saturday, robbed Roman Lyashenko of a goal with a spectacular glove save midway through the first.