Detroit's offense shone in the third period, scoring three goals to beat the Stars, 5-3. Pavel Datsyuk had a big night with two goals and an assist, helping the Wings reach 100 points for the eighth straight year, tying a league record set by Montreal in 1982. Chris Osgood got the win in goal for the Wings, reports the AP. Elsewhere in the NHL:
- Ottawa shut out the Canadiens tonight, 3-0, to remain just one point behind conference-leader New Jersey. Jason Spezza had two goals for the Sens.
- Ilya Kovalchuk made all the difference for Atlanta, as the Thrashers defeated the Flames tonight, 6-4. Kovalchuk netted himself a hat trick in the last minute of the game, giving him 48 goals on the season.