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DETROIT (AP) -- Michael Ryder scored in the first and third periods, and Kari Lehtonen came within 3.4 seconds of a shutout in the Dallas Stars' 2-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night.
Lehtonen made 39 saves, but allowed Damien Brunner's first career goal in the final seconds. Ryder had already added an insurance goal with 14:26 to play.
Detroit's Jimmy Howard had 30 saves -- including 16 in the second period -- to keep his team in it.
Jaromir Jagr went without a point for Dallas for a second straight game after posting two goals and two assists in the season opener Saturday.
Detroit's fans were ready for the Red Wings' first home game after the lockout.
It was the 72nd consecutive sellout for an NHL game at Joe Louis Arena, and the crowd roared when Tomas Holmstrom came out to drop the ceremonial first puck. Holmstrom announced his retirement earlier Tuesday after 15 seasons with the Red Wings.
Ryder opened the scoring with 14:19 left in the first, beating Howard from the top of the right circle with a terrific shot that sailed past the goalie's right shoulder.
The Red Wings killed off 3:55 of power-play time after Brunner and Kyle Quincey took back-to-back minor penalties in the second. While short-handed, Detroit's Valtteri Filppula beat Lehtonen to the goalie's right, but the shot hit the post and stayed out.
Howard was terrific in the second, stopping Brian Lashoff's stuff attempt and later denying Trevor Daley when he had a chance from in close.
Detroit nearly tied it in the first minute of the third, but Lehtonen stopped Henrik Zetterberg at the doorstep, then slid to his left to prevent Brunner from knocking in the rebound.
Dallas added its second goal when Ray Whitney had his shot blocked, but he retrieved the loose puck and sent a nice cross-ice pass to Ryder, whose quick wrist shot went past Howard.
Howard's best save might have been a few minutes later when Reilly Smith stickhandled past a Detroit player and lifted a backhander from point-blank range that Howard gloved.
NOTES: The Red Wings honored the memory of former public address announcer Budd Lynch during the first period. Lynch, a veteran radio broadcaster who spent more than 60 years working for the team, died in October. ... Jagr remains a goal behind Luc Robitaille for 10th place on the NHL's career list. Jagr has 667 goals.
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The Detroit Red Wings got their first win of the early hockey season last night in a shoot out with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Rookie Damien Brunner had a brilliant game winning goal in the shootout to take the 4-3 victory. Check out the awesome goal below.
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The Wings got their first win of the shortened season Monday night beating the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 in the shootout from Nationwide Arena. Detroit got things going as Brian Lashoff got his first of the season and career putting Detroit up 1-0 in the second. Just about midway through the period, Ian White put the Wings up 2-0 before Cam Atkinson got the Jackets on the board as...
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Hockeytown’s expectations are high for rookie forward Damien Brunner, as evidenced by Mike Babcock’s decision to start Brunner on the Detroit Red Wings’ top line with Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg.
Monday night, in Detroit’s 4-3 shootout win over the Columbus Blue Jackets, Brunner flashed some of his potential. The 26-year-old fired a team-leading six shots and generated...
Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen was a one man wrecking crew against the Detroit Red Wings last night. In the Wings home opener, Lehtonen stopped 39 of 40 shots, and was actually 3.4 seconds away from getting a shutout. This would have been the Wings first shutout loss in their home opener since 1947.Damien Brunner recorded his first NHL goal off this beautiful pass from Pavel...
Red Wings forward Damien Brunner lifted Detroit to the 4-3 shootout win over the Jackets with this highlight reel deke and goal. Bam.
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Kari Lehtonen was just a few seconds away from picking up his first shutout of the 2013 season, against the Detroit Red Wings no less. It wasn’t in the cards for the Dallas Stars goalie, though, as Damien Brunner scored with 3.4 seconds left to ruin the shutout.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Swiss rookie Damien Brunner scored in the fourth round of the shootout to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday night before 19,206, the largest regular-season crowd at Nationwide Arena in the Blue Jackets' 11-plus seasons.
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Wow. Red Wings rookie, Damien Brunner, must be taking notes from his teammate Pavel Datsyuk. He scored one of the filthiest shootout goals I can recall to give his team the win over the Blue Jackets. Columbus goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky shut down Datsyuk, Filppula, and Zetterberg, but couldn’t stop this kid’s magic. Just see for yourself:
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