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Red Wings end losing streak with victory over Stars

Nov 28, 2006 - 3:18 AM DETROIT (Ticker) -- The Detroit Red Wings made the most of their shorthanded situations to snap a five-game losing streak.

Kris Draper and defenseman Mathieu Schneider scored shorthanded goals in the third period as the Red Wings rallied for a 2-1 victory over the Dallas Stars.

After Detroit center Jiri Hudler was whistled for tripping early in the third period, Draper tied the score, 1-1, with his fourth tally of the season by sliding the puck under goaltender Marty Turco's left arm.

"I didn't think we were going to go out and get two shorthanded goals to win the game, but that's what it was tonight," Draper said. "We'll take that."

The Red Wings were forced to kill another penalty when right wing Daniel Cleary was called for holding later in the period. However, Schneider came through by netting his sixth goal with a slap shot that beat Turco with 7:47 remaining.

"Hank (Henrik Zetterberg) made a great play," Schneider said. "He came in with an awful lot of speed. He came around the back of the net. I saw an opportunity. There was a big hole in the center of the ice. When everybody was watching him, I just sneaked into the open area and he gave me a perfect pass. Hank has great vision out there. I just turned on it and put it in glove side."

Netminder Dominik Hasek stopped 20 shots for the Red Wings, who were 0-2-3 during their slump.

"Most of the time I saw the puck, even the last part of the game when they were playing 6-on-4," Hasek said. "To come back in the third, to kill five or six penalties, score two shorthanded goals, it feels very good and we are excited. It was a long winless streak and we were waiting for this win against Dallas. It's a great team."

Antti Miettinen opened the scoring with his sixth goal in the second period and Turco made 27 saves to fall to 1-8-5 all-time against Detroit.

The Stars were 0-for-5 on the power play and had their three-game winning streak snapped.

"On the power play we didn't do much of anything," Turco said. "We gave them the momentum. Myself on the first one and the second one. I'd have to say those two are my fault."

The Red Wings have scored seven shorthanded goals this season, tying them with the Montreal Canadiens for the league lead.

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