Stars Bounce Back for Shootout Win over Red Wings

The Dallas Stars scored three times in final ten minutes of regulation on Friday night, rebounding from a 3-0 deficit to the Detroit Red Wings before scoring the lone shootout goal to earn a 4-3 win.

Sergei Zubov roofed a shot over Detroit goalie Dominik Hasek in the second round of the shootout for the eventual game-winner.

The Stars were held scoreless until only 8:59 remained in the third, when a backhander from the slot by Brendan Morrow just trickled under Hasek and into the net for a power play goal.

With 3:29 remaining in regulation, Mike Ribeiro pulled Dallas to within one. A shot from the point by Nolan Baumgartner was pushed to the other side of the crease by Loui Eriksson and Ribeiro banged it home.

Just 47 seconds later, Philippe Boucher scored to even things up.

The Red Wings had controlled the play in the first two periods as they tallied three goals.

Todd Bertuzzi scored his first goal as a Red Wing at 7:04 of the opening period. Bertuzzi threw an attempted pass through the slot but it bounced off the stick of a Dallas defender and over netminder Mike Smith.

Kirk Maltby extended Detroit's lead to two just 1:08 into the second, firing a shot from the bottom of the right circle that snuck past several defenders and through Smith's pads.

Kris Draper finished Detroit's scoring with 5:28 left in the period, taking a long lead pass from Mathieu Schneider and scoring on the breakaway.

After allowing Dallas' three third-period goals, the Red Wings turned it up in overtime but were unable to score, despite outshooting the Stars 8-0.

Each team had five power play opportunities. Morrow's goal was the lone tally with the man-advantage.

Both Hasek and Smith faced 34 shots, stopping 31.

The point for the shootout loss lifts Detroit to the top of the Central Division and Western Conference standings, breaking a tie with the Nashville Predators, who face Dallas on Saturday.

The Red Wings' next game will be on Sunday when they visit the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first game of a home-and-home series.

Notes: The Red Wings were without defenseman Niklas Kronwall, who suffered a hip injury on a hit by Joel Lundqvist on the first shift of the game.

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The Wings wrap up their week with their second game in as many nights. Hasek gets the start and that should be the only lineup change. Detroit can take the lead in the Western Conference with a point tonight.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/30/2007 at 7:29 PM


Scary to see Kronwall go down early. First time through I thought he just got the wind knocked out of him but coming off the ice it definitely looked like he was hurt, not moving his legs at all.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/30/2007 at 7:48 PM


Bertuzzi gets his first as a Wing on a lucky bounce! Wings are on the board early.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/30/2007 at 7:53 PM


The Wings are doing a great job of not playing tired, considering they were on the road last night and are short a defenseman. Strong defensively, Hasek is on his game, even Draper's on with his breakaway goal. Draper never finishes on breakaways!

I could see things getting chippy pretty quick. The Stars will want to get momentum for going into Nashville tomorrow (and I'd love for them to be ornery for that game).

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/30/2007 at 8:59 PM


Well that was a CF of a period. At least the Wings have held on for the point they needed to take over first place. Lets see if they can pick up the second point.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/30/2007 at 9:54 PM


Well, they really turned it up in OT but couldn't get the goal. We go to the shootout.

Would have been nice to get that energy in the third.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/30/2007 at 10:05 PM


Wasted point. Way to go. The Stars better ride that momentum to a win tomorrow.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/30/2007 at 10:10 PM


Wasted point. Way to go. The Stars better ride that momentum to a win tomorrow.

I didn't see the game. What was the MELTDOWN in the 3rd all about? <img src="<#EMO_DIR#>/woot.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":woot:" border="0" alt="woot.gif" />

Posted by skyguy52 on 3/30/2007 at 11:27 PM


Detroit just stopped playing. They controlled the first and second periods and the overtime but just didn't give the effort in the third. Blame it on being tired, on Kronwall being out, whatever, they didn't get it done.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/30/2007 at 11:33 PM


Hopefully, as you have already stated, The Stars win over the Wings, may be a boost for DALLAS against Nashville.

Posted by skyguy52 on 3/31/2007 at 3:15 AM


I about threw a chair across the room when I saw the score on ESPN lat night. I was able to watch the First and Second periods and thought we played rather well, I was pretty sure we had this one in the bag. Guess Dom moved up to play center in the third and it all went to Sh*t from there

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/31/2007 at 6:37 PM


Guess Dom moved up to play center in the third and it all went to Sh*t from there

Can't blame this one on Dom, he stayed in net for the most part. The third goal came when he actually couldn't play the puck. He wanted to, though. Just a matter of the whole team standing around.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/31/2007 at 7:35 PM


I know but it is usually an easy excuse...

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/31/2007 at 10:37 PM


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