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5:00 PM PT6:00 PM MT7:00 PM CT8:00 PM ET1:00 GMT9:00 AM 北京时间6:00 PM MST8:00 PM EST5:00 UAE (+1)20:00 ET, January 4, 2014
American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas  Attendance: 17,232

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Detroit Red Wings at Dallas Stars

  1. The Red Wings have won four consecutive road games against the Stars, despite not scoring a single power-play goal over their last three trips to Dallas.
  2. The Red Wings have scored four or more goals in each of their last three road games, and in nine out of their 19 games on the road so far this season. The last time the Red Wings scored four or more goals in four straight road games was from December 26, 2010 to January 7, 2011, a streak of five games.
  3. The Stars' season-high seven-game streak of earning at least a point was broken with their 6 to 4 loss to the Canadiens on Thursday. It was the fifth time this season the Stars allowed six or more goals, the most in the NHL through Thursday's games.
  4. The Red Wings a minus-18 goal differential at home this season, second-worst in the NHL (Sabres, minus-20) but have a plus-13 goal differential on the road, the second-best in the NHL this season (Blues, plus-15) through Thursday's games.
  5. With his assist in the Red Wings' last game against the Maple Leafs, Henrik Zetterberg has now recorded a point in each of his last three games since returning from injury. Zetterberg now needs just three assists to tie and four to pass Norm Ullman for the seventh on Red Wings all-time assist leaderboard.
  6. Tyler Seguin recorded two points for the second consecutive game, just the second time this season that Seguin has recorded two or more points in back-to-back games. In three career games against the Red Wings, Seguin has just one goal and no assists.

By KEVIN CHROUST

STATS Writer

(AP) -- The Detroit Red Wings emerged from a snowy Winter Classic high on the experience and low on the result.

All thawed out, they'll try to get 2014 moving in the right direction Saturday night when they go for their fifth straight road win over the Dallas Stars.

The Red Wings (18-14-10) were unable to overcome the elements or the Toronto Maple Leafs in a 3-2 shootout loss at Michigan Stadium on New Year's Day.

"I thought we battled hard, played a really good game," defenseman Brendan Smith told the team's official website. "I thought they played well, too. That's the thing about these sometimes. Hockey's a game of bounces and they had a few and ended up capitalizing on the shootout.

"To even get the one (point) is huge but it's bittersweet. You want that extra one to put more gap between the Leafs."

Detroit is now a point back of Toronto for fourth place in the Atlantic Division and seventh in the Eastern Conference. The Red Wings play their next five on the road, where they are an East-best 12-4-3, and they've won four in a row at Dallas by an 18-9 score.

Smith assisted on goals from Daniel Alfredsson and Justin Abdelkader on Wednesday, giving the defenseman four points in five games after totaling five in his first 27. Abdelkader has scored in consecutive games after netting three in his first 35 while Alfredsson has six points in his last five games.

Henrik Zetterberg added an assist and has four points in three games after missing 11 with a herniated disc. He has 34 points to lead the Red Wings, who have dropped three of four.

The Stars (20-13-7) started the new year Thursday with a 6-4 home loss to Montreal. They had gone 5-0-2 in their previous seven games without allowing more than two regulation goals in any of them.

"I was concerned after going through the stretch we went through with a couple real emotional wins that we might get loose, and we were loose," coach Lindy Ruff said. "Parts of this game, I thought we gambled on the offensive side and gave up some real good chances that we normally don't give up."

Tyler Seguin and Brenden Dillon scored third-period goals to tie the game at 4-all, but that lasted for just 2:10.

"I didn't believe we deserved to win that game," Seguin told the team's official website. "I didn't think we earned it. I think they were faster than us tonight, they competed harder than us tonight, and I think we got a little complacent after having a solid few games in a row. We've got to be good at practice tomorrow and get ready for a heck of a team in Detroit on Saturday."

Seguin also had an assist and has four points in his last two games. The first-year Stars center leads the team with 41 points and is averaging 1.08 per game, up from 0.67 last season with Boston.

Jamie Benn scored Thursday and has seven points on a five-game point streak.

Kari Lehtonen allowed five goals before an empty-netter closed the game after going 4-0-2 with a 1.79 goals-against average in his final six starts of 2013. He's allowed three or more goals in seven of 11 career starts against the Red Wings.

The Stars won 4-3 in Detroit on Rich Peverley's overtime goal Nov. 7 in the clubs' only meeting this season.

Zetterberg had three assists that day and has a seven-game point streak against Dallas with four goals and 10 assists.

Updated January 3, 2014

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