Detroit Red Wings (24-13-1, 49 pts) @ Dallas Stars (21-15-1, 43 pts)
7:00 PM CT, January 3, 2012
American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
In case anyone has forgotten, Red Wings suck. Ok, now that that's out of the way, let's get the preview rolling. The first game of the new year for Dallas is a chance for them to build on a great game on New Year's Eve. Dallas has what was probably their best game of the season in their 4-1 win over the Bruins despite major injuries in their defense. The injuries only got worse in the backline so things only get more interesting tonight.
Stephane Robidas and Sheldon Souray are still out, with Souray just getting placed on IR. Philip Larsen, who had been playing very well this season, sustained a concussion and will miss this game so reinforcements had to be called up. Up to the NHL come two youngsters that have been having excellent seasons in the AHL this year, Brendon Dillon and Jordie Benn. Yes yes, Jordie is the brother of Jami...