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STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS

Short-handed Detroit manages to beat Dallas

May 11, 2008|From the Associated Press

DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings kept rolling without their hottest player.

Darren Helm and Henrik Zetterberg scored first-period goals to help make up for the loss of Johan Franzen and Detroit held on for a 2-1 victory Saturday night over the Dallas Stars and a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.

Stephane Robidas tied the score at 1-1 midway through the first period, but the Stars struggled to get shots to or past Chris Osgood.

Dallas' Marty Turco made 32 saves and fell to 0-9-2 in the NHL at Joe Louis Arena. Osgood needed to stop only 17 shots, improving to 8-0 as a starter in the playoffs this season.

The game ended in ugly fashion as Osgood seemed to use the handle of his stick to poke a Stars player skating past him and Dallas' Mike Ribeiro retaliated by slashing Osgood across the chest from behind the net.

After some scuffling, Ribeiro was called for a match penalty.

The Red Wings had a setback before the game, announcing Franzen was scratched from the lineup and would also sit out Game 3 because of concussion-like symptoms. He has had recurring headaches since early in the previous series.

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