As the Detroit Red Wings embark upon a 4-game road trip (albeit one that will involve a trip back to Detroit to practice on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) with a game against the Dallas Stars tonight (8 PM EST, FSD/Vers…I mean the NBC Sports Network outside Michigan/WXYT), they face something of a puzzling opponent. While the Wings hope to better their 49 points and climb to within two of the Western Conference-leading Blackhawks—and maintain their 2-point lead over the Blues—the up-and-down Stars have 43 points, but ESPN Dallas’s Richard Durrett points out that the Stars could vault over the fourth-place Wings into third in the West as they trail the Pacific Division leaders, the Sharks, by one…Despite having gone a rather pedestrian 7-and-6 in December.
A little confused? Good. Me, too, but the Western Conference standings are a bit wacky.
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