Red Wings take 1-0 lead midway through 1st

DALLAS -- Valtteri Filppula was left alone on the side of the net and scored as Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen wasn't able to slide over in time to make a save.

The Wings got the puck inside the zone and the Stars couldn't clear it. Some good passes and quick shots got things going for Detroit and Lehtonen made a couple of blocks, but Filppula skated out uncontested and flipped the puck in an open net with Lehtonen sprawling on the ice.

So it's 1-0 Wings halfway through the first period.