Updated at 2:01 PM: The Red Wings are enjoying a welcome and what will become an increasingly rare day off after their 4-1 victory over the Dallas Stars last night, so today's crop of Red Wings-related stories, barring any injury news, will be pretty spartan. As I was wrapping up last night's overnight report, however, a story from Russia Today appeared around 4 AM EST, and it yielded a Magnum P.I.-style double-eyebrow-raising:
The 1000th career point from Russian forward, Pavel Datsyuk helped the Red Wings to a 4-1 victory over the Dallas Stars in the NHL.
Datsyuk assisted Valtteri Filppula in the two opening goals, which pretty much sealed the deal for the Red Wings on the night he bagged the landmark achievement.
"Whenever he has the puck, you can always expect it's going to come your way," Filppula said of Datsyuk’s play in an interview with the NHL’s official website. "I've obviously played with him for a while now, but still, every once in a while you get surpris...