Found January 17, 2012 on Nightmare on Helm Street:
After what seemed to be an easy win for the Red Wings last night in their 5-0 shelling of the Buffalo Sabres, Detroit is back at it again tonight vs the Dallas Stars. Tonight's game in Dallas kicks off a stretch of 5 games in 9 nights before Jimmy Howard and Pavel Datsyuk depart for the All-Star game in Ottawa.Puck drops at 8:30pm on FSDFollow the jump for more The last game between these two clubs back on January 3rd in Dallas, saw each team trade goals back and forth all night, with Detroit eventually coming out on top 5-4.Tonight Dallas will be without their leading scorer Jamie Benn, who is out after having his appendix removed. The Stars still have a lot of firepower with Loui Eriksson, Michael Ryder, and Brendan Morrow. Richard Bachman will get the start in net tonight for the Stars. Bachman is 6-2-0 with a 2.56 GAA and .917 SV%. Ty Conklin will be in net for the Wings. Conklin is 2-5-0 with a 3.28 GAA and .888 SV%. Bachman is the teams #3 goalie, but has performed we...

Stars place C Ribeiro on IR

Dallas Stars center Mike Ribeiro has been placed on injured reserve with a lower body injury. The move is retroactive to Jan. 7 when Ribeiro suffered the injury during a 4-1 win over Edmonton. Ribeiro had appeared in 11 games prior to being hurt, scoring seven goals with five assists. He has seven points on the power play, second on the team. The Stars travel to play the St. Louis...

GDT - Game #46:  Red Wings at Stars (8:30)

After setting the franchise record 15th consecutive home win, the Red Wings (29-15-1) have an opportunity to take sole possession of first place in absurdly tight Central Division tonight when they visit the Stars (24-19-1).  DET have won three straight and eight of their last 11, yet still find themselves third in the Central. But as the “19” are all to aware, DET are not the...

Red Wings-Stars wrap-up and overnight report: topping the heap (and some trade talk)

As the Detroit Red Wings’ players tucked themselves into bed in Phoenix after yet another very late flight on Red Bird II, they could, at least fore a few hours, anyway, prepare for their day of rest and recuperation knowing that their 5-0 win over Buffalo on Monday and their gritty 3-2 shootout win over Dallas on Tuesday placed the team in rare territory: This morning, the Red...

Red Wings 5, Sabres 0

Henrik Zetterberg scored the first of Detroit's three goals in the opening period and the Red Wings broke a franchise record with their 15th straight home victory, a 5-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Monday. It is the longest single-season winning streak by an NHL team at home since 1976 when Philadelphia won 20 in a row to match a league mark set by Boston during the 1929...

All Access: Nick Lidstrom

Ever want to know more about hockey's quietest superstar, Nick Lidstrom?  Of course you do.  We already know he's perfect in every way.  But now, thanks to Gary's new series NHL 36 (anyone know why it's called that?) TPH will be the next player profiled: Hit the jump for the details.  The NHL and NHL Original Productions announced Monday that Detroit...

Bill Meltzer: Stars Gameday: 1/17/12 vs Red Wings

On paper, the deck is severely stacked against the Dallas Stars' (24-19-1) bid to avoid a three-game losing streak when they take on the Detroit Red Wings (29-15-1) at the American Airlines Center tonight. The game starts at 7:30 PM CST and will be broadcast locally on Fox Sports Southwest. This is the third of four meetings between the teams this season, and the final one...

GDT - Game #45:  Red Wings host Sabres (7:30)

DET (28-15-1) will try to make franchise history tonight with a 15th consecutive home victory.  Coach Babcock thinks the streak is spiffy, and all: “I want to win tomorrow. For me, that’s how simple it is.  It’s always nice to have streaks and all that, but you need to get two points.” BUF (19-20-5) have lost eight straight road games in regulation for the first time...

Benn, Ribeiro likely out until after All-Star Weekend

Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn, the team's scoring leader with 42 points, underwent an appendectomy on Sunday afternoon, the Stars reported on their website. Benn will be out approximately 10 days to two weeks. He was resting comfortably and is expected to make a full recovery.

Hudler's SO goal puts Red Wings on top of Stars

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, Conklin key as Wings top Stars in SO

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 Stars 3-2 on Tuesday night.H

Detroit 5, Buffalo 0: Wings break 47-year-old team record with 15th straight win at JLA

There was a time late last season when the Red Wings couldn't buy a win at home. They were blown out and booed off their ice. The off-season came, and they talked about playing better at Joe Louis Arena. On Monday night, the talk ended. The Wings walked the walk again and trampled Buffalo, 5-0, to break a 47-year-old franchise record with their 15th straight home victory.

Conklin, Mursak and Commodore in for Wings tonight

It was an optional skate this morning at American Airlines Center, but Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock ran through topics ranging from breakfast to breaking bad habits on the road.

Camera crews following Red Wings' Nicklas Lidstrom for episode of 'NHL 36'

Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom is comfortable in his role on the ice as team leader and in the locker room as senior statesman. The seven-time Norris Trophy winner rarely, if ever, refuses an interview or photograph.

Red Wings set franchise record for consecutive home wins

Wings' streak at home hits 15

Hudler's slick work wins extra point for Wings

The Red Wings fell into the same old pattern as usual on the road Tuesday.
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