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Dallas
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45-30-7
Detroit
Red Wings
54-21-7

19 SOG
31 SOG
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game recap

Red Wings 5, Stars 3

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:52 AM

Associated Press

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Red Wings 5, Stars 3
Dallas Stars 3, Detroit Red Wings 5

DETROIT (AP) -The Detroit Red Wings got back into the postseason and tied an NHL record.

Pavel Datsyuk had two goals and an assist, and Detroit became the first team to secure a playoff spot this season with a 5-3 victory over the Dallas Stars on Thursday night.

It was the fifth straight win for the NHL-leading Red Wings, who reached 100 points for a league-record tying eighth straight season. Montreal had 100-point seasons from 1975-82.

"I think you should give our organization a lot of credit for what we've been able to do," captain Nicklas Lidstrom said. "Especially with the new salary system where everybody is on an equal playing field."

Johan Franzen had a goal and an assist for the Red Wings and Mikael Samuelsson and Valtteri Filppula also scored. Lidstrom had two assists and Chris Osgood made 16 saves.

Trevor Daley, Jere Lehtinen and Brenden Morrow scored Dallas' goals and Joel Lundqvist had two assists. Marty Turco stopped 26 shots.

Dallas led 3-1 after Morrow's power-play goal with 6:18 left in the second period. It was his 27th of the season.

Then Datsyuk took over. He brought the Red Wings back within one with his 27th, knocking in his own rebound with 3:43 left in the second period.

"A two-goal lead isn't safe," Morrow said. "Anytime we get any hesitation in our game, it's tough to win, especially against Detroit."

Datsyuk tied it at 3 just 36 seconds into the third period when he beat Turco with a slap shot from the inside edge of the right circle.

Samuelsson was credited with the winning goal just 25 seconds later when defenseman Stephane Robidas accidentally knocked in the rebound of Samuelsson's shot.

"The first goal was a bad goal and the second, we didn't check very well," Stars coach Dave Tippett said. "Once you give up two quick goals to start a period, it's hard to get the momentum back."

Datsyuk stretched his point streak to eight games. He has seven goals and four assists in that span.

"In the third period, we tried to put (the puck) behind defensemen and play more in the offensive zone," Datsyuk said, "and try to shoot more and be in traffic."

He got rave reviews from Red Wings coach Mike Babcock.

"I thought he was fantastic," Babcock said.

Filppula scored into an empty net with 5 seconds left for his 19th goal.

Lehtinen broke a 1-1 tie 44 seconds into the middle period when he fought off Detroit defenseman Brett Lebda in front of the net to tip in a pass from Lundqvist and score his 13th goal.

Daley opened the scoring just 1:08 in when he beat Osgood with a screened wrist shot from the point.

Franzen tied it with a power-play goal at 7:46 of the first period, tipping Lidstrom's shot from the point out of the air. It was Franzen's 18th goal and sixth in five games. He also has two assists in that span.

Notes: Detroit G Dominik Hasek missed the game because of a sore back. ... Dallas D Matt Niskanen returned after missing a game with a sore foot. ... Red Wings C Kris Draper didn't play because of a groin injury. ... Detroit RW Tomas Holmstrom missed the game because of an abdominal injury. ... Red Wings C Darren Helm made his NHL debut.

scoring summary
1st Period
01:08
DAL
Trevor Daley (4) ASST: Joel Lundqvist (8), Mattias Norstrom (9)
1 - 0 DAL
07:46
DET
PPG - Johan Franzen (18) ASST: Nicklas Lidstrom (53), Pavel Datsyuk (55)
1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
00:44
DAL
Jere Lehtinen (13) ASST: Joel Lundqvist (9), Loui Eriksson (15)
2 - 1 DAL
13:42
DAL
PPG - Brenden Morrow (27) ASST: Stephane Robidas (14), Mike Ribeiro (49)
3 - 1 DAL
16:17
DET
Pavel Datsyuk (27) ASST: Jiri Hudler (27), Valtteri Filppula (16)
3 - 2 DAL
3rd Period
00:36
DET
Pavel Datsyuk (28) ASST: Valtteri Filppula (17), Brian Rafalski (37)
3 - 3 Tie
01:01
DET
Mikael Samuelsson (11) ASST: Johan Franzen (8), Brad Stuart (17)
4 - 3 DET
19:55
DET
EN - Valtteri Filppula (19) ASST: Henrik Zetterberg (42), Nicklas Lidstrom (54)
5 - 3 DET
penalty summary
1st Period
01:32
DAL
Jere Lehtinen  Tripping against  Dallas Drake
07:40
DAL
Antti Miettinen  Slashing against  Valtteri Filppula
13:00
DAL
Krys Barch  Tripping against  Henrik Zetterberg
2nd Period
05:08
DET
Brian Rafalski  Hooking against  Mike Ribeiro
10:22
DAL
Mattias Norstrom  Hooking against  Mikael Samuelsson
12:09
DET
Tomas Kopecky  Interference on goalkeeper against  Marty Turco
18:40
DAL
Brenden Morrow  Roughing against  Johan Franzen
18:40
DET
Johan Franzen  Roughing against  Brenden Morrow
3rd Period
10:05
DAL
Loui Eriksson  Holding against  Brett Lebda
13:53
DAL
Mike Modano  Hi-sticking against  Henrik Zetterberg
19:01
DAL
Mike Ribeiro  Misconduct (10 min)
goalie stats
Marty Turco
SA: 30TOI: 58:50
Saves: 26EV: 20 - 23
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 7
SV%: .867SH: 0 - 0
Chris Osgood
SA: 19TOI: 60:00
Saves: 16EV: 12 - 14
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 4
SV%: .842SH: 1 - 1