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Postgame: Stars @ Red Wings - 11/12

Tonight started off looking like one of those nights where a backup goalie comes up against Detroit and suddenly looks like a Vezina candidate but the Red Wings kept pressuring and finally broke through in the third period.

The Wings pretty much dominated this one. The Stars only got a handful of chances in the game but they capitalized on them in the first two periods, putting themselves in position to get a win before Detroit's big breakthrough in the third.

You could see that this game was kind of a natural progression from where the Wings were on Friday night. Not a perfect game but much cleaner. Franzen's game-winner was a bit of a garbage goal but the others were off of really nice setups or were just great shots. Those kinds of goals weren't happening during the Wings' losing streak (not that many goals were happening in general then).

I was at the wrong end of the ice to clearly see Ian White make a save with his face but that's an extreme side to how the game had played out in the Detroit end for most of the game. Aside from the Brendan Morrow goal, which was a mess all over, Detroit's D was in the right place at the right time for most of the night.

Of course, I hate the way the game ended. Jamie Benn jumping Jakub Kindl is the kind of play that needs to get out of the game. Congrats, Benn, you won a fight against someone who had never fought before. That sure showed Detroit.

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The Red Wings wrap up a six-game homestand tonight as they host the Dallas Stars.

Coming off a 3-0 win over the Edmonton Oilers last night, the Wings will roll the same lineup tonight, including starting Jimmy Howard in goal. I'm not sure how much I like what that says about the team's faith in Ty Conklin, as Conklin will be needed this season. That said, I have little faith in Conklin at this point so I don't blame them for going with the hot hand.

Dallas is also playing their second consecutive game and will start backup Andrew Raycroft.

Game time is 7:00 with FSD having the TV.

I'm headed out for the game right now and will check in as I can.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/12/2011 at 4:43 PM

 

Wooohooo!

Lgged in just in time for a clean White goal!

Posted by DetroitRiver on 11/12/2011 at 8:06 PM

 

Nice clinic by the Wings...

Posted by DetroitRiver on 11/12/2011 at 8:16 PM

 

Checking in from the airport. Nice to see it tied at two and 31 SOGs after two.

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/12/2011 at 8:41 PM

 

Franzen!

Posted by DetroitRiver on 11/12/2011 at 8:58 PM

 

Wild scoring block followed by a sweet goal! 4-2 Wings!

Posted by DetroitRiver on 11/12/2011 at 9:11 PM

 

Sweet! 5-2 Wings!

Posted by DetroitRiver on 11/12/2011 at 9:15 PM

 

Good solid win tonight. Howard has been lookig real good for the few shots he's been facing.

Posted by DetroitRiver on 11/12/2011 at 9:36 PM

 

That is right there with the 80 some minor penalties the Stars have taken thus far. It won't be too long before they beat themselves further down in the standings.

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/13/2011 at 12:54 AM

 
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