The Detroit Red Wings wrap up their seven game road trip tonight in Dallas. The Red Wings are looking to end the trip on a winning note against the Stars.
The Detroit Red Wings were able to get a very valuable point on Tuesday night against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Once again the Red Wings had a bad stretch as the Blackhawks scored two goals in thirty seconds. Chicago led 2-0 after the first period but Andreas Athanasiou scored two minutes into the second. That goal by Athanasiou made it three straight games in which he has scored. This guy definitely needs to be in the lineup every game.
Tomas Tatar tied the game about eight minutes later, but the Hawks would untie it thanks to a turnover by the Red Wings defense. Just as the period was about to end Luke Glendening tied up the game again on a scramble in front of the net.
Even though they had numerous turnovers in their own zone, Petr Mrazek saved them and got the game into overtime.
Unfortunately Justin Abdelkader took a dumb penalty at the end of the third to put the Blackhawks on the power play headed to overtime.
I thought it was a clean hit but I understand the criticism of the play. In overtime, the Red Wings never got a chance to win as Duncan Keith scored a power play goal to give the Hawks the win.
Tonight, the Red Wings finish up a seven game road trip against the Dallas Stars. So far on this road trip they have gotten six of a possible twelve points. A win tonight would be huge. Eight of 14 points sounds a lot better than six or even seven points out of fourteen.
The Stars have lost four of their last five games and, like the Red Wings, are on the outside looking in for the playoffs.
Here is all the important information for tonight’s game:
Detroit Red Wings (17-18-6) at Dallas Stars (17-17-8)
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