Stars Hand Red Wings First Shootout Loss

The Dallas Stars scored on three of their four shootout shots to defeat the Detroit Red Wings, 2-1, on Saturday. The shootout was only Detroit's second of the season and their first such loss.

The game appeared to be over after Detroit's third shooter, Henrik Zetterberg, was unable to get a shot off and the Stars already leading by a goal. After review it was determined that Dallas goalie Marty Turco threw his stick on the play, an infraction resulting in an automatic goal.

Detroit netminder Manny Legace stopped Antii Mietinen to force extra shooters, but when Turco stopped Robert Lang and Mike Modano beat Legace with a quick, high shot, the game was over.

The Red Wings had previously gotten a goal by their second shooter, Jason Williams. Pavel Datsyuk was stopped on their first shot. Sergei Zubov and Jussi Jokinen had scored on Dallas' first two shots.

The only goals of the game during regulation came in the third period.

The Red Wings opened the scoring 2:53 into the period. With Detroit on a power play, Jason Woolley fired a shot from the high slot that Turco got his pad on. In front of the goal, Tomas Holmstrom picked up the rebound and backhanded it into the net. The goal was Detroit's eighth-straight on the power play.

Dallas tied the game with 5:12 remaining. Jere Lehtinen one-timed a shot from the slot past Legace on a pass from Jokinen.

The Stars had a power play in the final minutes of regulation and early in overtime but could not convert. Similarly, the Wings could not score on an opportunity with the extra attacker in the overtime period.

Detroit had appeared to score early in the game when Henrik Zetterber knifed the puck out of the air and in behind Turco but it was knocked in with a high stick.

Legace finished the game with 19 saves on 20 shots and one-for-four in the shootout. Turco stopped 27 of 28 shots against as well as two of Detroit's four shootout attempts.

The Red Wings return to action on Monday when they visit the Minnesota Wild.

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I swear there was a hook by Dallas in the neutral zone, leading to the rush that they tied the game on. *shrug* What can you do?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/28/2006 at 4:32 PM


And we're going to overtime...

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/28/2006 at 4:37 PM



Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/28/2006 at 4:46 PM


Damnit. Manny still has no damn lateral movement.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/28/2006 at 4:56 PM


This was a bad week we were 1 and 3, we need to focus on our passing and taking penaltys! I hope that this is a much better month for us and we take back first place!! <img src="" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":cursing:" border="0" alt="cursing.gif" />

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/28/2006 at 9:28 PM


It seems that out of all the factors that win or lose a close game it come down to goaltending. Does anyone here think we really have the goalie combination for a cup run? I will not rag on either goaltender, but I'm beginning to have my doubts.

Posted by Johnny Polaris on 1/29/2006 at 9:41 AM


I think our goaltending can handle the playoffs, just not the way they're playing right now. And Babcock has to be willing to play Osgood, who at least has experience in the postseason no matter what else you think of him.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/29/2006 at 11:06 AM


We all know that Ozzie can handle tough times. We saw this in 98.

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/31/2006 at 9:43 AM


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