Hasek, Red Wings Blank Stars

The Detroit Red Wings and goaltender Dominik Hasek earned a 3-0 shutout win over the Dallas Stars on Saturday afternoon. It was the 78th shutout of Hasek's career.

Making the start as his turn in Detroit's goalie rotation came up, Hasek made 22 saves in the effort. Chris Osgood was in net on Wednesday when the Red Wings posted a 4-1 win over the Stars.

The Red Wings, meanwhile, scored on their first shot of the game.

Just 3:44 in, Pavel Datsyuk and Dan Cleary forced a turnover behind the Dallas net. Cleary sent it out front as Brian Rafalski jumped up into the slot for a one-timer past goaltender Mike Smith.

The Stars would stay in the game until Cleary scored with 9:52 left in the third period, whipping a shot between Smith's pads after Valtteri Filppula won a fight for the puck along the left wing boards.

Johan Franzen scored an empty net goal in the game's closing seconds.

Smith stopped 20 of the 22 shots he faced from Detroit. Marty Turco had started against the Red Wings on Wednesday.

Detroit returns to the ice on Sunday in Chicago, facing a Blackhawks team they have yet to beat in four tries this season.

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Will be interesting to see how we do down there, any word on Homer and Malts?

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/4/2008 at 7:52 PM

 

Homer expects to get back on Sunday, Maltby on Tuesday.Hasek gets the start in Dallas, the rotation continues rather than going with the hot hand.The Dallas media seems to be doom-and-gloom. Fine by me. They may or may not get Zubov back.SI calls the game a must-win for Dallas...


It's hard to imagine how a team that looks so confident, so capable, when it lines up against every other team can empty its pockets and fork over its lunch money as soon as it sees that famous winged wheel crest. No club is more spooked by the Wings' aura than the Stars, and no player pulls the sheets up over his head faster than Turco, whose career mark against Detroit stands at 1-10-5 after the latest de-pantsing.


I'll miss the game live thanks to some home improvement projects. This is why I dislike afternoon games. At night I can sit around and watch hockey, in the afternoon I have stuff to do.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/4/2008 at 8:29 PM

 

True that the DALLAS STARS and TURCO in particular seem afflicted by something akin to the curse of the bambino (where did that come from... hahaha) ..... however, I tend to respect the STARS, a bit more than that, and don't see a valid reason to rest on any laurels. I've seen things change too much and in very strange ways. It can and will get ugly if you let it.

Posted by skyguy52 on 1/5/2008 at 1:37 AM

 

Homer expects to get back on Sunday, Maltby on Tuesday.Hasek gets the start in Dallas, the rotation continues rather than going with the hot hand.The Dallas media seems to be doom-and-gloom. Fine by me. They may or may not get Zubov back.SI calls the game a must-win for Dallas...



It's hard to imagine how a team that looks so confident, so capable, when it lines up against every other team can empty its pockets and fork over its lunch money as soon as it sees that famous winged wheel crest. No club is more spooked by the Wings' aura than the Stars, and no player pulls the sheets up over his head faster than Turco, whose career mark against Detroit stands at 1-10-5 after the latest de-pantsing.


I'll miss the game live thanks to some home improvement projects. This is why I dislike afternoon games. At night I can sit around and watch hockey, in the afternoon I have stuff to do.

Hope you're building a bar in your basement? with Red Wing Logo illuminating the drinking surfaces? Haha.

Posted by skyguy52 on 1/5/2008 at 2:15 AM

 

Hope you're building a bar in your basement? with Red Wing Logo illuminating the drinking surfaces? Haha.


As much as I would love to build some bad-ass place to entertain in the basement, that's not up. A new kitchen sink. Which will probably go badly and lead to new countertops and new cabinets, 'cause that's how things work around here, but we'll see.Agreed about no need to rest on any laurels, though. The Stars always scare me, they play a tough game and a lot of Detroit's wins against them could have gone the other way.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/5/2008 at 9:18 AM

 

I think their only win against us last year came during a shootout in Dallas. However, without Zubov they are in the hurt locker.

Hope your home improvement projects go well. I feel your pain, my house works the same way

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/5/2008 at 10:11 AM

 

Mike Smith get's the start in goal for Dallas, Zubov is in but not sure how he will hold up. Looks like they have switched up their lines in an attempt to produce some offense.

Rafalski!!!!!!!

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/5/2008 at 2:12 PM

 

Good first period! We outshot the Stars 7-2, BS call on Drake for the interference.

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/5/2008 at 2:47 PM

 

Lilja has started to play like the big man that he is, nice open ice hit there. And another BS penalty called, this time is on Lidstrom for tripping. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/cursing.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":cursing:" border="0" alt="cursing.gif" />

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/5/2008 at 3:04 PM

 

;_; I thought the game was on later so now i am totally confused.

Is it over now? ):

T_T who scored?

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 1/5/2008 at 4:53 PM

 

Wings shutout the Stars 3-0. Franzen gets the empty net

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/5/2008 at 6:27 PM

 

Odd case where that was really a solid game by both teams. Dallas played much harder than earlier this week. Take away the ENG and the one Smith should have had from Cleary and it's only a one-goal game. Take those away and the Wings would have won anyway, so I'm happy with it.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/5/2008 at 10:39 PM

 

All of this is great, the presidents trophy will secure the home ice advantage, but can we hold up in the playoffs? That is the real question. We went to the semis last year so that should mean the finals are in our future

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/7/2008 at 5:52 PM

 

A bit too far off to even think of Presidents Trophies and playoff runs, I'd say. A lot can change.

On the flip side, things can also change for the better. The Wings have a lot of cap space for a trade deadline pickup, after all.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/7/2008 at 6:13 PM

 

Do you know who they have in mind?

Jagr?

Let's say this happens, what do you do with the C and A situtation? Leave as is or have him rotate as well.

A line with him Datsyuk and Homer? Fillpula and Zata?

Is there enough room for him inside the locker room?

Does he sign on for more than the season?

Or are they going after someone else?

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/7/2008 at 7:15 PM

 

Jagr? You clearly don't read my blog or the Rodent. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/cursing.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":cursing:" border="0" alt="cursing.gif" />

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/7/2008 at 8:33 PM

 

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