Red Wings See Stars in Dallas

Detroit loses sixth straight in 1-0 shutout
By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 18, 2008 12:16 AM CST
Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (35) prepares to grab a shot on-goal by the Dallas Stars in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008. Howard had 30 saves in the 1-0...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Detroit continued a season-long streak of failure as they lost a defensive battle to Dallas, 1-0. The Red Wings have now lost six straight ,while the Stars improve to 9-2 in their last 10 games, reports the Associated Press. Marty Turco blocked two shots in the final minute of the game, safeguarding the Stars’ lead and earning himself his 32nd career shutout.

The game’s only goal came in the third period when Niklas Hagman lifted the puck over Detroit’s Jimmy Howard.  The third-string goalie made his first start of the season in place of a slumping Chris Osgood.  Detroit’s backup, Dominik Hasik, remains sidelined with a hip injury. Despite their current slide, the Red Wings still lead the league in points.