In the final match up between these two teams in the regular season, the Dallas Stars (42-25-5) hope to inch closer to the Detroit Red Wings (46-18-6) in the standings while Detroit wants to extend their winning streak to five games.
Detroit is still struggling with injuries:
- Chris Osgood will get the start in net because Dominik Hasek is out with a sore back.
- Kris Draper has a slight groin tear so he won't play and Darren Helm got the call up.
- Dan Cleary remains out with a broken jaw. He won't return until late this month (at the earliest).
- Defenseman Andreas Lilja is out sick so Brett Lebda will be inserted into the lineup tonight.
- Valtteri Filppula missed practice yesterday due to a sore thigh, but he IS expected to play tonight.
The game starts at 7:30pm and will be shown on FSN Detroit. Go Wings!