Wednesday, February 14, 2007

stars vs red wings on v-day

Stars-Red Wings preview - from Mike Heika, DMN

Key matchup: Henrik Zetterberg vs. Jeff Halpern
The two won't go head-to-head, because Zetterberg is a winger, but it will be interesting to see how the Stars' checking line handles the reigning NHL Player of the Week.

Key stat: 1-5-0
Detroit rookie goalie Joey MacDonald is 1-5-0 this season with a 3.46 goals-against average and an .872 save percentage. He is coming off a 6-1 loss to Philadelphia on Monday in which he allowed five third-period goals.

Red Wings: G Dominik Hasek (wrist) and D Danny Markov (back) are questionable. G Chris Osgood and RW Mikael Samuelsson (foot) are out.

Stars: RW Eric Lindros (lower body injury) and RW Antti Miettinen (lower body injury) are doubtful. RW Brenden Morrow (wrist), LW Steve Ott (ankle) and RW Matthew Barnaby (concussion) are out.

Newly acquired LW Ladislav Nagy went through practice with the Stars on Tuesday and will make his Stars debut on a line with Mike Modano and Jere Lehtinen. He will wear No. 17. ... Dallas is coming off a 7-5 win over Colorado on Sunday and is 8-2-1 in its last 11 games. ... Dallas has lost both games to Detroit this season (4-3 at home and 2-1 on the road) and is 2-7-4 in the last 13 games against the Red Wings in Dallas. ... The Red Wings are bringing their dads on this road trip.

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