Dallas at Detroit

Two short-handers rally Red Wings to one-goal victory


DETROIT -- The way the Detroit Red Wings killed penalties, you'd think they were the ones with an advantage.

Kris Draper and Mathieu Schneider scored short-handed goals in the third period to rally Detroit to a 2-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Monday night.

Dominik Hasek made 20 saves for the Red Wings, who broke a five-game winless streak (0-2-3).

The Red Wings have scored seven short-handed goals this season, but their power play is a NHL-worst 12-for-114 (.105).

"As long as we keep scoring short-handed goals, we don't need to score on the power play," Schneider kidded.

Antti Miettinen scored for Dallas, which had its three-game winning streak snapped.

"A few chances we should have buried and then we gave up a couple goals on the power play and that just killed us," Stars defenseman Philippe Boucher said.

Schneider broke a 1-1 tie with 7:47 remaining with teammate Dan Cleary off for holding.

After taking a pass from Henrik Zetterberg, Schneider blasted a slap shot past Marty Turco from the high slot for his sixth goal.

"Hank made a great play. He was coming with a lot of speed and when he went behind the net, guys were all looking at him," Schneider said. "I saw a big hole in the middle of the ice. He made a perfect pass. I just turned on it and beat him glove side. I just tried to pound it."

Detroit then had to hold off Dallas, which had a 6-on-4 skating advantage when Turco was pulled for an extra attacker as Draper served a holding penalty in the final 44 seconds of the game.

Hasek made a couple of saves in that sequence.

"Most of the time I saw the puck, even the last part of the game when they were playing 6-on-4," he said.

Draper got the Red Wings even at 1-1 at 3:03 of the third period with Jiri Hudler in the penalty box for tripping. He put the carom of Nicklas Lidstrom's shot off the back boards between Turco's pads

"It was just a one-timer shot," Turco said. "And it came up the boards right to Draper. Stuff happens."

Turco, who made 27 saves, fell to 1-8-5 against the Red Wings.

Dallas opened the scoring 6:22 into the second period, when Miettinen beat Hasek with a one-timer from along the goal line below the left circle. He took a pass from Mike Ribeiro, who was in the high slot, after a turnover by Detroit's Jason Williams.

Dallas was 0-for-5 on the power play, while allowing two goals against. The Red Wings went 0-for-2 when they had the advantage.


  • Williams was helped off the ice as he favored his right leg after a hit by Dallas' Niklas Hagman late in the second period and was diagnosed with a charley horse. Williams was playing his fifth game after missing three following a concussion.
  • Red Wings LW Johan Franzen missed his third game because of a concussion and sore knee..
  • Dallas captain Brenden Morrow didn't play because of a groin strain.
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Dominik Hasek stops Matthew Barnaby's shot, one of 20 saves as Detroit returns to the win column.  (AP)
Dominik Hasek stops Matthew Barnaby's shot, one of 20 saves as Detroit returns to the win column. (AP)
Dallas (16-7-0)0101
Detroit  (13-6-3) «0022
Three Stars
K. Draper

Goals: 1
Assist(s): 0
M. Schneider

Goals: 1
Assist(s): 0
A. Miettinen

Goals: 1
Assist(s): 0

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Scoring Summary
06:22Antti Miettinen (6), Wrist Shot - Assists: Mike Ribeiro, Jussi Jokinen
03:03Short - Kris Draper (4), Tip-In - Assists: Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Chelios
12:13Short - Mathieu Schneider (6), Slap Shot - Assists: Henrik Zetterberg, Danny Markov
Penalty Summary
19:18Modry: Holding - 2 min.
01:17Holmstrom: Cross Check - 2 min.
10:25Sydor: Tripping - 2 min.
02:20Hudler: Tripping - 2 min.
05:39Filppula: Interference - 2 min.
10:19Cleary: Holding - 2 min.
19:15Draper: Holding - 2 min.
Marty Turco58:31272
Dominik Hasek60:00201
Attendance - 20066
Game Time - 60:00
Referees - Stephane Auger, Brad Watson
Line Judges - Don Henderson, Brian Mach
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