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Stars-Red Wings Preview

Detroit Red Wings at Dallas Stars

Tuesday January 17

7:30 p.m.

TV: Fox Sports Southwest

Radio: KTCK-1310 (AM)

About the Stars

The Stars (24-19-1) lost their second straight game, falling 1-0 at St. Louis Monday. T.J. Oshie’s goal with 8:34 left in the game snapped a scoreless tie. The Stars, playing without their top two centers – Jamie Benn and Mike Ribeiro –were shut out for the fifth time this season.

“When you’re missing a couple of good players, you have to work hard, try to eliminate penalties and try to score a couple goals,” said Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen, who stopped 31 of 32 shots. “Everything else was great except the outcome. We didn’t get the points.”

Richard Bachman will start in goal for the Stars on Tuesday.

Injuries: C Jamie Benn (appendectomy), C Mike Ribeiro (knee), D Philip Larsen (concussion) and RW Tomas Vincour (knee) are out.

About the Red Wings

The Red Wings (29-15-1) set a franchise record with their 15th straight home win, defeating the Buffalo Sabres 5-0 Monday night. The Red Wings are 18-2-1 at home this season, and haven’t lost at Joe Louis Arena since November 3.

“We have to start thinking about Dallas,” said Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard, who made 27 saves for his fifth shutout of the season. “We haven't done as well as we want on the road.”

The Red Wings are 11-13-0 on the road this season and are 3-5-0 in their last eight games away from home. One of those three wins in the last eight was a 5-4 victory in Dallas on January 3.

Injuries: D Mike Commodore (ankle) and F Patrick Eaves (jaw) are out.

Series notes

*This is the third of four meetings between the two teams.

*The Stars are 0-2-0 in the season series.

*The Red Wings are 2-0-0 in the season series.

*November 12, at Detroit: Red Wings 5, Stars 2

January 3, at Dallas: Red Wings 5, Stars 4

Statistical tidbits

*This is the Stars’ seventh back-to-back of the season. They are 3-3-1 first games and 0-6-0 in second games.

*This is the 11th back-to-back of the season for the Red Wings. They are 7-4-0 in first games and 7-3-0 in second games.

*The Stars are 3-36 (7.7%) on the power play over the last 12 games.

*The Red Wings are 3-32 (9.4%) on the power play over the last 14 games.

Statistical Matchup

Statistical matchup between the Dallas Stars and Detroit Red Wings