Game Recap: Dallas Stars at Detroit Red Wings | 01/23/2024

Rick Osentoski

The Dallas Stars wrapped up the four-game road trip at the Detroit Red Wings, hoping for two points. The Stars held on for a 5-4 win over the Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena. Dallas improved to 28-13-6, while Detroit fell to 24-18-5.

Since Tuesday’s game was the last on the road before the NHL All-Star break, Dallas hosted a watch party at Texas Live! in Arlington. The Stars had prizes, specials, etc., for the team’s fanbase.

On Tuesday morning, NHL.com/Stars Staff Writer Mike Heika said Jake Oettinger would be in goal, Ty Dellandrea would be in, Craig Smith was still hurt, and Stars head coach Pete DeBoer said he hopes Miro Heiskanen can play in one of the two games when the Stars get back and added Heiskanen has been skating and the reports were good.

The Stars’ starting lineup featured Jason Robertson, Wyatt Johnston, Roope Hintz, Thomas Harley, Joel Hanley, and Jake Oettinger. Oettinger made 30 saves for a down-to-the-wire win. Red Wings goaltender Alex Lyon made 27 saves in a losing effort.

Stars captain Jamie Benn got things rolling in an action-packed Central Division game. Benn capitalized on the man advantage and unleashed a snap shot for a power-play goal and an early 1-0 lead at 3:24 of the first period. Jason Robertson and Thomas Harley collected the assists on Benn’s ninth of the season.

The Red Wings proceeded to show the Stars who’s boss. David Perron capitalized on the man advantage and fired a wrist shot into the Stars’ net for a game-tying, power-play goal to tie the game 1-1 at 14:33 of the first. Shayne Gostisbehere and Lucas Raymond collected the assists on Perron’s tenth of the season. Alex DeBrincat followed with a power-play goal of his own on a snap shot to put the Red Wings up 2-1 just 2:20 later. Daniel Sprong collected the lone assist on DeBrincat’s 18th of the season.

The Stars trailed the Red Wings 2-1 at the end of the first period. Detroit outshot Dallas 12-7 after 20 minutes.

The Stars got right back on the scoreboard to open second-period scoring. Mason Marchment unleashed a snap shot for a game-tying goal to tie the game 2-2 just 22 seconds into the second period. Matt Duchene and Tyler Seguin collected the assists on Marchment’s 15th of the season.

The Stars wasted no time regaining the lead. Roope Hintz fired a wrist shot into the Red Wings’ net to put the Stars up 3-2 at 4:35 of the first period. Wyatt Johnston and Thomas Harley collected the assists on Hintz’s 21st of the season.

The Stars took a two-goal lead, their largest lead of the game. Esa Lindell fired a wrist shot into the Red Wings’ net to make it a 4-2 game at 11:40 of the second period. Wyatt Johnston and Roope Hintz collected the assists on Lindell’s fourth of the season.

Roope Hintz had another two-goal game. Hintz fired a wrist shot into the Red Wings’ net to extend the Stars’ lead to 5-2 at 15:12 of the second period. Wyatt Johnston collected the lone assist on Hintz’s 22nd of the season.

The Stars were in the driver’s seat with a commanding 5-2 lead at the end of two periods. Dallas outshot Detroit 32-19 through 40 minutes.

The penalties resumed when Ty Dellandrea was penalized for holding the stick against Justin Holl at 10:53 of the third period. This led to third-period scoring, and the Red Wings were back within two goals.

Dylan Larkin capitalized on the man advantage and fired a wrist shot into the Stars’ net for a power-play goal to make it a two-goal game 5-3 at 11:28 of the third period. Lucas Raymond collected the lone assist on Larkin’s 19th of the season.

The Red Wings spooked the Stars by cutting the lead within one goal. J.T. Compher made it a one-goal game 5-4 with a snap shot at 16:45 of the third period. Alex DeBrincat and Dylan Larkin collected the assists on Compher’s 11th of the season.

The Stars held on for a 5-4 win in regulation for two points. The Stars’ win streak over the Red Wings was extended to seven games. Dallas outshot Detroit 38-34 after a full 60 minutes.

Notes
Three Stars of the Game
1. Roope Hintz (3 points: 2 goals and 1 assist)
2. Wyatt Johnston (3 goals: 3 assists)
3. Dylan Larkin (2 points: 1 goal and 1 assist)

In Memoriam
The Stars shared the passing of their friend and #StarsFightCancer Warrior, Jayden Simmons, after a courageous battle against cancer on Monday.

Up Next
The Stars will return home to host the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Central.

Ana Kieu

Ana Kieu is a journalist by trade. Her love for sports shows in her writing, editing, and podcasting work. She writes about the NHL for Inside The Rink.

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