Dallas Stars beat Red Wings 7-3 to improve to 4-0 on season
DALLAS, TEXAS - JANUARY 28: Andrew Cogliano #11 of the Dallas Stars scores a goal against Jonathan Bernier #45 of the Detroit Red Wings in the second period at American Airlines Center on January 28, 2021 in Dallas, Texas. AdValtteri Filppula knocked in a rebound for his first goal for the Red Wings (2-5-1). “Made it 4-3 there, and it got away from us,” Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin said. The puck crossed the line just before the Red Wings did. WHAT’S NEXTBoth teams play back-to-back games Saturday and Sunday, the Red Wings at home against Florida, and the Stars on the road for the first time this season at Carolina.
Stars keep hot start going with 2-1 OT win over Red Wings
(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)DALLAS – Jason Dickinson scored 1:32 into overtime and the Dallas Stars won a third straight home game to start their delayed season, beating the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 on Tuesday night. The Red Wings controlled the puck for the first minute-plus of the 3-on-3 period before the Stars gained control and moved into the offensive zone. “I saw he probably thought that I was going to shoot it so I was going to take him out,” Klingberg said. The Red Wings are winless in four of their past five games this season. Guys had to step up at key times.”STILL MISSINGThe Red Wings remain without forwards Adam Erne, Robby Fabbri, Sam Gagner and Filip Zadina and defenseman Jon Merrill because of COVID-19 protocols.
Stars finally set for delayed opener after COVID positives
The Stars' return comes after 17 players tested positive for COVID-19, even though most were asymptomatic. Their first four scheduled games, all on the road and including an early Stanley Cup Final rematch with Tampa Bay, were postponed. “Right now, listen, we're all ready for a game,” Stars coach Rick Bowness said after practice Thursday at their home arena. Now the Stars are the last team to open the NHL's 56-game, division-only regular season. About 5,000 fans will be allowed for Stars games, well below the hockey capacity of 18,532, though the NBA's Dallas Mavericks are playing their home games there without fans.
Stanley Cup: Stars and Lightning turn defense into offense
This is a Stanley Cup matchup for all of those who like their games to be a bit defensive. “In today’s NHL you need that for your team to be successful,” Lightning defenseman Ryan McDonagh said Friday. “We're not surprised,” Stars defenseman John Klingberg said. ... He’s doing it all right now.”The Stars signed 14-year veteran Andrej Sekera as a free agent last summer, and he is finally in his first Stanley Cup Final with his fifth team. “Everyone is obviously very hungry to go all of the way,” said Hedman, part of Tampa Bay's loss to the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Final five years ago.