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Hudler scores in 2nd round of SO, Conklin perfect to send Red Wings over Stars @NHLdotcom

DALLAS - Jiri Hudler scored in the second round of the shootout, Detroit's Ty Conklin was perfect in all three rounds, and the Red Wings beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 on Tuesday night.

Hudler put on a nifty move to fake rookie Richard Bachman out of position and tucked the puck into the right side of the net.

Conklin denied Loui Eriksson, Michael Ryder and Trevor Daley in the shootout to earn the extra point for the Red Wings.

Brenden Morrow and Eriksson scored in regulation for Dallas, 1-3-1 in its last five.

Tomas Holmstrom and Hudler had regulation goals for Detroit, which has won four straight, including a 5-0 home win over Buffalo on Monday.

The Red Wings are an NHL-best 18-2-1 at home, and have won a franchise-record 15 straight at Joe Louis Arena. But Detroit is 12-13 on the road, and had gone 2-5 in its seven previous away games.

Bachman made 30 saves and went beyond regulation for the first time in his 11 NHL games.

Conklin stopped 25 shots in his ninth game of the season, giving regular starter Jimmy Howard the night off.

The Stars were without their top two centres, all-star Jamie Benn (appendectomy) and Mike Ribeiro (knee).

Holmstrom gave the Wings a 1-0 lead at 6:41 of the opening period. Holmstrom was alone in the high slot, and his one-timer beat Bachman for his eighth goal of the season.

Morrow drew Dallas even on the power play at 10:59 when he tipped Alex Goligoski's shot between Conklin's pads for his eighth goal.

Eriksson chipped a rebound past Conklin, giving the Stars a 2-1 lead at 16:28 of the first with his 17th of the season.

The Stars held an 11-5 shots advantage in the first period.

Hudler was the beneficiary of a lucky bounce when his pass bounced off Goligoski's skate and went into the net at 1:43 of the second to tie it.

NOTES: Detroit won the first two meetings with Dallas this season by a combined score of 10-6. ... Stars forward Tomas Vincour (knee) returned after missing 14 games. D Philip Larsen (concussion-like symptoms) is still out. ... D Mike Commodore (ankle) was back in the Red Wings lineup after a four-game absence. Forward Patrick Eaves (jaw) remained out.

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