Role Players Carry Red Wings over Stars

Detroit's role players stepped up Monday night, accounting for all four of the Red Wings goals en route to a 4-1 win over the visiting Dallas Stars.

Drew Miller, Darren Helm, Dan Cleary and Todd Bertuzzi all scored in game where Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk could not beat Dallas netminder Marty Turco.

Backup goalie Jimmy Howard made 29 saves in the victory.

Miller got the Red Wings on the board with 6:12 left in the first period. Brett Lebda dumped the puck into the Dallas end on what should have been an icing play but Miller beat Stars defender Karlis Skrastins to the puck and threw it to the front of the net, banking it off of Trevor Daley and in behind Turco.

Brenden Morrow tied the game with 15 seconds left in the first but Helm put Detroit back in front at 5:35 of the second, taking a cross-ice pass from Kris Draper and banking a shot off of a sprawling Turco.

Cleary banged home a chance from the side of the net with 7:54 left in the period to put Detroit up by a pair.

Bertuzzi, the hero of Sunday's shootout win over St. Louis, wrapped up the scoring with a shot from the right faceoff circle that deflected off of a Dallas defenseman on its way over Turco's shoulder 3:35 into the final period.

Neither team scored a power play goal, each getting four tries with the extra attacker.

Turco made 28 saves on 32 shots as his career regular season record at Joe Louis Arena dropped to 1-9-2.

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I won't be around for this one so I'm kicking off the gameday thread right now.

It looks like Jimmy Howard gets another start. He's been the better goalie of late so why not? Patrick Eaves could sit if his injured ankle keeps bothering him, otherwise Kirk Maltby will remain out.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/30/2009 at 6:36 PM

 

I think they said Eaves is out.

Miller gives the Wings a lead!

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 11/30/2009 at 7:55 PM

 

Dallas gets a tying goal right before the period ends.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 11/30/2009 at 8:06 PM

 

Helm gets a goal! Sweet <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" /> 2-1 now.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 11/30/2009 at 8:31 PM

 

And now Cleary scores a goal! I like the outcome of this period so far <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" />

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 11/30/2009 at 8:44 PM

 

And now Bertuzzi! The Turco chants are starting.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 11/30/2009 at 9:20 PM

 

Bertuzzi finally put the puck on net and was rewarded for it. I swear you can see the weight coming off his shoulders every time he scores.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/30/2009 at 10:37 PM

 

It would be my luck that I miss the game due to work issues and the Wings have a good night... Go figure...

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/1/2009 at 12:03 AM

 
Drew Miller

Drew Miller
Credit: Clark Rasmussen

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