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Dallas Stars at Detroit Red Wings

Thursday February 24

6:30 p.m.

TV: Fox Sports Southwest

Radio: KTCK

About the Stars

The Stars lost their fifth straight game and fell to 1-8-1 in their last ten with a 1-0 loss to New Jersey at American Airlines Center Tuesday.

“We did so many things that we wanted to do,” said Stars coach Marc Crawford. “We didn’t give them any outnumbering chances all night, we were good on the forecheck, we created loose pucks, we had goalmouth opportunities with net drive. We just couldn’t put the puck in the back of the net.”

The Stars are 2-10-1 in their last 13 games.

The Stars activated forwards Adam Burish and Krys Barch from injured reserve Wednesday and sent forward Aaron Gagnon back to the Texas Stars of the AHL.

Kari Lehtonen will start in goal for the Stars Thursday.

Injuries: F Adam Burish (orbital bone) and Krys Barch (orbital bone) are probable. Brad Richards (concussion-like symptoms), D Nicklas Grossman (hip) and F Ray Sawada (shoulder) are out.

About Red Wings

Detroit had a five-game winning streak snapped with a 4-3 loss to San Jose at Joe Louis Arena Tuesday night.

"We're not going to win every one, so this is nothing to get down about," said Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard, who made 39 saves in the game.

The Red Wings lost Patrick Eaves to a leg injury in the game. He is expected to miss about one week.

Injuries: F Valtteri Filppula (MCL), F Mike Modano (wrist), F Patrick Eaves (leg) and G Chris Osgood (sports hernia) are out.

Series Notes

*This is fourth and final meeting between the two teams.

*The Stars are 2-1-0 in the season series and the Red Wings are 1-1-1.

*Thursday October 14 | at Dallas | Dallas 4, Detroit 1

*Sunday December 19 | at Detroit | Dallas 4, Detroit 3 (OT)

*Wednesday December 29 |at Dallas |Detroit 7, Dallas 3

Statistical Tidbits

*The Stars are 8-3-0 in their last 11 games against Detroit.

*The Stars have lost seven straight games on the road.

*The Stars have been outscored 36-14 during the seven-game road losing streak.

*The Stars are 0-9 on the power play in the last three games.

* Detroit forward Todd Bertuzzi has six goals in the last six games.

*Detroit forward Dan Cleary has five goals in the last six games.

Statistical matchup

Statistical matchup between the Dallas Stars and Detroit Red Wings