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, but that changed in 2013 when Detroit shifted to the Eastern Conference.On October 28, the Red Wings (15-18-6) defeated the Stars 4-2 at Little Caesars Arena. The rematch comes Saturday at American Airlines Center and Detroit, which has allowed 131 goals this season (tied for second-most in the NHL) looks to flip that script.“Yeah, well you can’t give up the number of goals we’ve given up and be happy with it,” Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said after a 5-2 loss at Pittsburgh on Thursday. “You got to make sure that you’re not giving up anything easy. You’ve got to make sure they’re earning everything.”Article continues below ...Detroit is 2-6-2 over its past 10 games and is 7-9-3 on the road.But one bright spot from Thursday’s road loss was forward Dylan Larkin scoring his 16th goal of the season and extending his career-best point streak to 12 games.“We got to find a way to just grind it out for 60 minutes, play our game and come away with two points. We need two points desperately here,” Larkin said Thursday.On Thursday, Dallas (19-16-3) notched a 2-0 shutout at Nashville as backup goaltender Anton Khudobin stopped all 49 shots he faced.However http://www.officialavalanche.com/authentic-adidas-alexander-kerfoot-jersey
, the big story surrounding the Stars on Friday was the comments from franchise president and CEO Jim Lites to two local media members which were critical of captain and perennial All-Star Jamie Benn.The Stars practiced early Friday afternoon and coach Jim Montgomery and the players spoke to the media before Lites’ comments surfaced.And Dallas, which is 11-5-1 at home, is beginning a crucial stretch where it plays 10 of its next 13 on home ice.“I want us to become more consistent and create an identity of we’re going to be a puck-pressure team that is tenacious when we don’t have the puck and when we do have it, we’re going to manage it well,” Montgomery said after practice Friday of this stretch of home games.Montgomery said Ben Bishop will start in goal Saturday against Detroit.Dallas also made several roster moves Friday, recalling forward Roope Hintz from Texas of the American Hockey League and activating defenseman Connor Carrick (foot) off injured reserve. The Stars also assigned defenseman Gavin Bayreuther to Texas and placed forward Martin Hanzal (back) on injured reserve.Montgomery said the decision has yet to be made on whether Carrick or Julius Honka will skate on Dallas’ third defensive pair Saturday.But even with Dallas facing a Detroit team that has lost three straight and seven of eight, the Stars’ rookie coach isn’t about to take the Red Wings lightly.“A real fast team, a young team that works hard Erik Condra Jersey Womens
, that comes at you hard on the forecheck and in the neutral zone, and a team that if we can possess pucks down low maybe we can have some success against,” Montgomery said of Detroit. VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Some rest is doing wonders for Sidney Crosby.The Pittsburgh captain has three goals in his past two games as the Penguins prepare to visit the injury-riddled Vancouver Canucks on Saturday. The goals came after the Penguins enjoyed some rest for a few days in the scenic Rocky Mountain town of Banff, Alta., before visiting Edmonton and Calgary.“It was good that we got out here (to Western Canada) fairly early to get our feet under us, time change and all that stuff,” Crosby told reporters. “Banff was a great trip Carl Soderberg Jersey
, it’s beautiful there and we had some good practices.Article continues below ...“It was good we didn’t have to deal with back-to-backs. Usually you’re dealing with a back-to-back at some point out here. We get to play every second day and get some rhythm.”Crosby scored two goals Tuesday in Edmonton, where he outperformed two-time defending NHL scoring champion Connor McDavid, and notched another marker in Calgary on Thursday as the Penguins shellacked the Flames 9-1. Before this week, Crosby had gone the first six games of the season without a goal for the first time in his career.Two of his goals have come on seemingly impossible plays featuring backhands.“He’s one of the best players not just shooting with his backhand, but playing on his backhand,” Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan told reporters.Crosby’s surge has helped the Penguins post three straight wins since their last loss, which came at home to the Canucks on October 16. But the Pens will face a distinctly different Vancouver team Saturday.The Canucks are expected to be without injured defensemen Alex Edler (knee) and Chris Tanev (hip) as well as winger Sven Baetschi, one of their most offensively gifted forwards. Rookie center Elias Pettersson Gabriel Landeskog Jersey Kids
, who took the NHL by storm before suffering a concussion, and winger Brock Boeser, the club’s leading scorer last season, are questionable as they continue to recover from their health woes. All five players were missing from Thursday’s 4-1 road loss to Arizona.With Baertschi, Pettersson and Boeser hurting, other Canucks are hoping to pick up the offensive slack. Vancouver players lamented their scoring struggles against the Coyotes.Lou Eriksson, who earns $6 million per season but has not scored since February, hopes to do better after being stopped on a nice setup from Bo Horvat on a two-on-one Thursday.“It’s too bad because I can’t find a way to score a goal right now http://www.officialavalanche.com/authentic-adidas-j.t.-compher-jersey
,” Eriksson told Sportsnet.ca. “Of course, it’s frustrating. You always want to score goals and right now they’re not coming.”Meanwhile, fellow forward Nikolay Goldobin is trying to stay positive after going nine games without a point.I’m going to stick with it, I guess,” he told Sportsnet. “Luck will come.”The Canucks are also looking to improve defensively after they allowed the Coyotes to break open a 1-1 tie with three unanswered goals in the third period.Defenseman Derrick Pouliot hopes to do better after his blatant giveaway in the Canucks end led to the winning goal.“Past couple of games haven’t been great,” he told Sportsnet.ca. “It’s not a secret; I’m not going to hide from that. You’ve got to find a way to… turn things around.”The Canucks will need to turn things around quickly, because it’s hard to tell what Crosby — not to mention the Penguins’ strong supporting cast — will do next.