NHL Game Summary - Detroit at Dallas
(Friday, December 12th)
Final Score: Dallas 3, Detroit 1
Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - Mike Ribeiro registered a goal and an assist, as the Dallas Stars upended the Detroit Red Wings, 3-1, in a rematch of last year's Western Conference finals.
The Red Wings topped Dallas in six games en route to the Stanley Cup.
Fabian Brunnstrom and fellow rookie and Swede Tom Wandell also scored for the Stars, who have won two of their last three games. Marty Turco turned in a superlative effort for Dallas, stopping 37 shots to earn his 10th win of the season.
"We competed hard, had excellent goaltending and we played well as a group," said Dallas head coach Dave Tippett. "We defended really well tonight and Marty (Turco) was so solid."
Brett Lebda had the lone tally for Detroit, which suffered just its fifth regulation loss of the season. Ty Conklin yielded two goals on 23 shots in defeat.
Dallas erased a one-goal deficit in the second period. A fifth-round pick of the Stars in 2005, Wandell tied the game at the 5:47 mark, letting go a backhander from the slot for his first career NHL goal.
Brunnstrom lit the lamp 1:40 later to give the Stars a 2-1 edge.
Detroit recorded 15 shots in the middle stanza, but couldn't solve Turco. The Red Wings kept the pressure on in the third period, firing 14 shots on goal, but Ribeiro's empty-net marker with one minute remaining sealed the victory for Dallas.
"We didn't get it done in the third period and Turco played real hard for them," said Detroit head coach Mike Babcock
Lebda put Detroit on the board, strolling in from the right point, gathering a cross-ice pass from Jiri Hudler and ripping a shot that caromed off Turco's glove at the 6:05 mark of the first period.
Landon Wilson collected two assists for Dallas...Detroit has lost three straight on the road...Both clubs finished 0-for-3 on the power play.
12/12 23:56:31 ET