FINAL
OTT
3
TOR
2
FINAL
WPG
1
NJD
5
FINAL
MIN
1
PHI
5
FINAL SO
CAR
1
PIT
2
FINAL
NYI
3
WSH
0
FINAL
EDM
2
CBJ
4
FINAL
NSH
0
NYR
3
FINAL
BOS
3
TBL
5
FINAL SO
DET
3
DAL
2
FINAL SO
LAK
3
VAN
2
FINAL SO
CGY
1
SJS
2
DET
48-28-6
DAL
42-35-5
SO
32 SOG
27 SOG

Red Wings edge Stars in shootout 3-2

Steve Hunt  - NHL.com Correspondent | Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:50 AM

DALLAS -- On a night when both teams were tired, Detroit's Jiri Hudler's shootout skills made the difference.

Hudler had a goal and also delivered the lone tally in the tiebreaker as the Red Wings beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 at the American Airlines Center on Tuesday night to take over first place in the Western Conference.

As Detroit's second shooter, Hudler pulled Dallas rookie goaltender Richard Bachman to the right side of the goal before tucking the puck just inside the right post with one hand for the winner. Ty Conklin was perfect against All three Dallas shooters.

"It's always nice when you score on a move like this," Hudler said. "I faked a shot, the puck stopped for a little second and then there was an open net there.  I thought he got the puck. He didn't expect that, I didn't, but I was lucky."

Both teams played Monday night -- Detroit at home against Buffalo and Dallas at St. Louis. Wings coach Mike Babcock said he wasn't surprised that both teams seemed to lack some zip.

"I knew in general the kind of game it was going to be," Babcock said. "You have to give them a lot of credit, two nights in a row they really checked and battled hard. Both teams played last night and traveling in late, that's what you get."

The Wings now have 61 points, one more than Central Division rivals St. Louis and Chicago, and also one more than Vancouver, which leads the Northwest Division.

Detroit (30-15-1) struck first just 6:41 into the game when Tomas Holmstrom buried a one-timer, beating Bachman to the glove side. The rookie netminder never had time to get completely set after retrieving a puck from behind his net and Holmstrom took full advantage.

But Wings defenseman Ian White was called for interference at 10:30 -- and just 29 seconds later, Dallas tied it up when captain Brenden Morrow deflected a blast by Alex Goligoski through Conklin's legs for the equalizer.

The Stars took their first lead at 16:28 when Loui Eriksson knocked a rebound in with a solid backhand, making it 2-1. Sheldon Souray had the initial blast from the left side, which was stopped by Conklin. But Eriksson was waiting in front of the crease and he quickly pounced.

After the first intermission, the visitors wasted little time tying the game for a second time. Just 1:43 into the second, a shot by Hudler ricocheted off the skate of Goligoski and into the back of the Stars net for Hudler's 13th  of the season.

Detroit went on the power play twice in the final period while Dallas held the man advantage once in the final 20 minutes, but neither club was able to convert and this one headed to overtime.

In the first period, Dallas outshot Detroit 11-5. But in the final 40 minutes of regulation, it was the Red Wings who held a huge edge in that category, outshooting the Stars 23-13.

"I didn't think it was a high-level game as far as two teams energized and ready to go," Babcock said. "I thought the compete level was good from both teams that didn't have a ton of energy."    

Neither team had many chances in the extra period but the Red Wings did go on the power play one final time when Dallas defenseman Stephane Robidas was called for tripping with 17.3 seconds left in overtime. After Dallas' Steve Ott won the opening faceoff of the Detroit power play, sending the puck the length of the ice, the Red Wings were unable to get off a single shot and the game headed to a shootout.

Conklin stopped 25 shots, while Bachman made 30 saves for Dallas.

"It was good for (Conklin) because he hasn't done a ton of winning this year, so good for him to get a win," Babcock said.

The Stars did fall for a second straight night and dropped their third straight overall, but coach Glen Gulutzan did see some positives after getting a point despite playing without his top two centers -- Jamie Benn had an appendectomy on Sunday and Mike Ribeiro is on IR with a knee injury.

"You don't want to give up points, especially in your own building, but I have to judge everything by work ethic," Gulutzan said. "And if you look at these two nights, we put in the work. When you put in those efforts, you have to get the points."
1st2nd3rdOTsoT
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DAL ()
Scoring Summary
1st Period
06:41DET Tomas Holmstrom (8) Slapshot - ASST: Justin Abdelkader (7), Jan Mursak (1) 1 - 0 DET
10:59DAL PPG - Brenden Morrow (8) Deflected shot - ASST: Alex Goligoski (9), Stephane Robidas (10) 1 - 1 Tie
16:28DAL Loui Eriksson (17) Backhand shot - ASST: Sheldon Souray (13), Adam Burish (8) 2 - 1 DAL
2nd Period
01:43DET Jiri Hudler (13) Backhand shot - ASST: Valtteri Filppula (23), Henrik Zetterberg (25) 2 - 2 Tie
3rd Period
NONE
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
1DETPavel Datsyuk - Missed
2DALLoui Eriksson - Save
3DETJiri Hudler - Goal
4DALMichael Ryder - Save
5DETTodd Bertuzzi - Save
6DALTrevor Daley - Missed
Shootout Summary
RNDDetroit Red WingsDallas Stars
1Pavel Datsyuk
Loui Eriksson
2Jiri Hudler
Michael Ryder
3Todd Bertuzzi
Trevor Daley
Three Stars of the Game
Jiri Hudler
1st
G: 1Shots: 1
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 19:05
Richard Bachman
2nd
SA: 32TOI: 65:00
GA: 2EV: 29-31
PIM: 0PP: 1-1
SV%: .938SH: 0-0
Loui Eriksson
3rd
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 20:48
Penalty Summary
1st Period
10:30DET Ian White  Interference against  Michael Ryder
18:57DAL Tom Wandell  Holding against  Pavel Datsyuk
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
03:48DET Todd Bertuzzi  Too many men/ice - bench
04:04DAL Tom Wandell  Hooking against  Pavel Datsyuk
07:29DAL Mark Fistric  Interference against  Daniel Cleary
OT Period
04:42DAL Stephane Robidas  Tripping against  Johan Franzen
shots by period
PeriodDETDAL
1st511
2nd125
3rd118
OT43
Total3227
Team Stats
CategoryDETDAL
Power Plays0/41/2
Hits929
Faceoff Wins2734
Giveaways415
Takeaways88
Blocked Shots1022
Penalty Minutes48
  • DETROIT
  • DALLAS
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
5N. LidstromD00-10023:30
8J. AbdelkaderL0100012:33
11D. ClearyR0000015:00
13P. DatsyukC0003020:29
18I. WhiteD00-17227:26
20D. MillerL0000011:17
22M. CommodoreD0001010:58
23B. StuartD0013024:04
26J. HudlerC1011019:05
39J. MursakL011208:03
40H. ZetterbergL0111020:07
43D. HelmC0002013:26
44T. BertuzziR00-12020:04
51V. FilppulaC0114019:20
52J. EricssonD0010015:54
55N. KronwallD0022026:12
93J. FranzenR0000020:14
96T. HolmstromL1004010:08
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
29T. Conklin2527.92664:41
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
2N. GrossmannD0000021:59
3S. RobidasD0100222:37
6T. DaleyD0003022:35
10B. MorrowL1001017:41
11J. DowellC0000010:33
16A. BurishR0104018:05
17T. PetersenC000007:16
20R. DvorakR00-10014:44
21L. ErikssonR1003020:48
23T. WandellC00-15417:03
24E. NystromL0002016:21
28M. FistricD00-10219:09
29S. OttC00-11018:20
33A. GoligoskiD01-11023:03
38V. FiddlerC0002017:10
44S. SourayD0103020:43
73M. RyderR0002016:57
81T. VincourC000008:38
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
31R. Bachman3032.93865:00