Hudler Scores Lone Goal of Shootout as Red Wings Down Stars, 3-2

Detroit forward Jiri Hudler scored the only goal of the shootout Tuesday night, giving the Red Wings a 3-2 win over the Dallas Stars.

The goal kept the Red Wings unbeaten in the tiebreaker this season and at least temporarily moved them into first place in the Western Conference.

Hudler faked twice on Dallas netminder Richard Bachman but couldn't sell anything before resorting to the cutting to his left and pushing the puck out to the right, into the open side of the net. It was the same "Forsberg move" that Henrik Zetterberg successfully executed last week against Phoenix.

Pavel Datsyuk hit the post on Detroit's first shot and Todd Bertuzzi fired into Bachman in the third round.

Wings' goaltender Ty Conklin stopped Loui Eriksson, Michael Ryder and Trevor Daley in earning the win.

Detroit opened the game's scoring at 6:41 of the first period. Jan Mursak beat Bachman to the puck behind the net and sent it to Justin Abdelkader, who only tipped the puck on his shot attempt from the side of the net. The puck slid out into the slot where Tomas Holmstrom fired a slapper back past Bachman for the early 1-0 lead.

Brenden Morrow tied things up with 9:01 left in the opening frame. With the Stars on a power play, Alex Goligoski fired a shot from above the slot. The puck deflected off of a jumping Morrow at the top of the crease and bounced past Conklin.

With 3:32 remaining, Eriksson made it 2-1 by backhanding the rebound of a Sheldon Souray chance past Conklin with a broken stick.

Hudler scored the last goal of regulation at 1:43 of the second, bouncing the puck off Goligoski's skate and past Backman on a crossing attempt.

Bachman stopped 30 of the 32 Detroit shots he faced on the night. Conklin made 25 saves on 27 shots for his third win of the season.

Detroit went scoreless on four power play chances. The Stars scored on one of their two tries with the extra attacker.

The Red Wings will continue their road trip on Thursday when they visit the Phoenix Coyotes.


Notes: Jakub Kindl and Cory Emmerton were healthy scratches for the Red Wings, with Mike Commodore and Mursak in the lineup in their respective places.

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One night after a rout of the Buffalo Sabres, the Detroit Red Wings are back at it, visiting the Dallas Stars.

The Red Wings will make some lineup changes to combat the weariness of games in consecutive nights. Mike Commodore swaps in on defense for Jakub Kindl while Jan Mursak will take Cory Emmerton's spot on the fourth line. Ty Conklin will get the start in goal, giving Jimmy Howard a night off.

Entering the night in fifth place in the Western Conference, the Red Wings could jump to first place with a win.

Game time is 8:30 PM with TV by FSD.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/17/2012 at 7:25 PM

 

Homer and a slapshot from the blueline is like Shaq and free throws... Pointless! Homer and a slapper from 15 feet? Money!

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/17/2012 at 8:50 PM

 

Love the Homer slapper. I was late getting the game on, tuned in just in time for it.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/17/2012 at 8:52 PM

 

One night after a rout of the Buffalo Sabres, the Detroit Red Wings are back at it, visiting the Dallas Stars.The Red Wings will make some lineup changes to combat the weariness of games in consecutive nights. Mike Commodore swaps in on defense for Jakub Kindl while Jan Mursak will take Cory Emmerton's spot on the fourth line. Ty Conklin will get the start in goal, giving Jimmy Howard a night off.Entering the night in fifth place in the Western Conference, the Red Wings could jump to first place with a win.Game time is 8:30 PM with TV by FSD.


Why is it... They swap the young guys because of "weariness"? I don't think they have the issue.

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/17/2012 at 8:52 PM

 

Well sh*t... You knew that was coming with a weak ass penalty kill.

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/17/2012 at 8:55 PM

 

At least that wasn't because of Conklin. Deflected in front.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/17/2012 at 8:58 PM

 

At least that wasn't because of Conklin. Deflected in front.


Good point.

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/17/2012 at 9:01 PM

 

Was that clean? Or a short guy on tall big guy issue?

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/17/2012 at 9:07 PM

 

How does that happen?

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/17/2012 at 9:08 PM

 

FSD taking all those pains to point out Eriksson played that with a broken stick... Playing the puck with a broken stick is a penalty.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/17/2012 at 9:10 PM

 

FSD taking all those pains to point out Eriksson played that with a broken stick... Playing the puck with a broken stick is a penalty.


And that brings me to my next point... You forgot the fine print... "with the exception of playing against Detroit"

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/17/2012 at 9:11 PM

 

Thoughts on the first?

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/17/2012 at 9:15 PM

 

Could have been better, could have been worse. Worried they'll just get more tired from here.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/17/2012 at 9:24 PM

 

Why is it, i see a road game and immediately become concerned with the outcome?

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/17/2012 at 9:31 PM

 

I'll take it.

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/17/2012 at 9:33 PM

 

Goofy bounce in Detroit's favor. Alright.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/17/2012 at 9:34 PM

 

Damn. Stuart is already a UFA? Where does time go?

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/17/2012 at 10:01 PM

 

For a team that played last night, Wings skating really well in the third.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/17/2012 at 10:58 PM

 

Damn. Stuart is already a UFA? Where does time go?


This terrifies me. I think he wants to leave.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/17/2012 at 10:59 PM

 

Eating crow for my Hudler hating in the other shoot out.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 1/17/2012 at 11:18 PM

 

I can't believe Hudler pulled that move. I think he wanted to do anything but that, he kept faking and only pulled that out when Bachman didn't bite on anything. That's going on the site when I fix all my multimedia.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/17/2012 at 11:20 PM

 


Damn. Stuart is already a UFA? Where does time go?


This terrifies me. I think he wants to leave.

Is there creditable rumor? I'd hate to see him go, but I could understand with his wife and child/family living in California...actually have wondered how that's working out...of course, the players are on the road for half of the season, anyway...sorry, just ruminating...looking at this from the wife's point of view.

Posted by OldBroad on 1/19/2012 at 9:00 AM

 

Not a credible rumor, just my thoughts. If the family didn't move to be with him when he signed a four-year deal, they're not going to at all. Which means it's California or nothing for them, which means he would at least want to see if he can get back to California as a free agent.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/19/2012 at 9:41 AM

 
Jiri Hudler

Jiri Hudler
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