STARS (1-1-0) at RED WINGS (1-1-0)
TV: FS-SW, FS-D
Season series: This is the first of three matchups between the teams. The Red Wings swept a four-game season series against the Stars in 2011-12.
Big story: Jaromir Jagr has been splendid through his first two games with Dallas. The 40-year-old winger, who signed as a free agent last summer, has two goals and two assists for his new club.
Stars: After winning their opener on home ice against Phoenix on Saturday night, the Stars couldn’t solve Minnesota goalie Josh Harding in a 1-0 loss to the host Wild on Sunday. Dallas recorded 24 shots on goal.
"Back-to-back [games], we seemed a little lethargic to start the game," Stars coach Glen Gulutzan said. "If you want to win on the road, you've got to be prepared and sometimes you can get the game in the first 10 minutes like they did."
Red Wings: Detroit earned its first win of the season in dramatic fashion Monday night, as Damien Brunner’s highlight-reel shootout tally allowed the Wings to survive in Columbus with a 4-3 win against the pesky Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. It was the type of response coach Mike Babcock was looking for after his team suffered a 6-0 loss at St. Louis in the season opener Saturday night.
"This was an important game tonight," goalie Jimmy Howard said. "You don't want to go down 0-2, especially in the shortened season. Two points are key. We got `em. Now we want to enjoy this on the flight home."
Who’s hot: Jagr isn’t the only Star playing well at the start of the season. Fellow forwards Ray Whitney and Loui Eriksson have a goal and an assist each. … Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and an assist for Detroit on Monday night.
Injury report: Dallas defenseman Aaron Rome has missed the first two games with a groin injury. … Detroit has been hit hard by the injury bug. Carlo Colaiacovo suffered a shoulder injury Monday night and will not play. He joins Darren Helm (back), Todd Bertuzzi (mononucleosis), Patrick Eaves (post-concussion syndrome), Jakub Kindl (groin strain), Jan Mursak (collarbone) and Jonathan Ericsson (shoulder).
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