DALLAS -- More action on the Zambonis than in this game. The Stars used a Brad Richards power-play goal to cut Detroit's lead to one goal. They'll need another, though, to give themselves at least a chance not to fall behind Detroit by seven points.
The losses are mounting. There's still time in the season to get back in the playoff mix, but home losses won't help the cause.
The injuries keep mounting for the Stars. Forward Jere Lehtinen left the game with an upper-body injury and captain Brenden Morrow also left with an undisclosed injury. Morrow played just 30 seconds of the second period.