NHL Western Conference Finals: Red Wings Put Pressure on the Stars

Francois GendronSenior Writer IMay 10, 2008

Game two of the Western conference final was played tonight at the Joe Louis Arena. The Detroit Red Wings has been nearly perfect thus far in this series as they only allowed two goals to the Dallas Stars this far in the series.

    The first period produced all the scoring in tonight's game. The Wings opened the score with Darren Helm who registered his first playoff goal. The Stars replied four minutes later when the shot from Stephane Robidas went past a partially screened Chris Osgood. Henrik Zetterberg scored the game-winner with five minutes to go to the first period.

    The Wings shut the door on Dallas and protected the one goal lead during the rest of the game. A little boring for the hockey fans present in attendance but it proved to be an effective strategy.

    The game ended in some kind of chaos when Wings goaltender Chris Osgood touched Dallas Stars' forward Mike Ribeiro in the face with his stick. Ribeiro retaliated to Osgood with a slash of his own and a crowd formed besides the Wings net. The referees did a good job of containing the players before some more disgusting actions were committed.

    Final score: Detroit Red Wings 2 - Dallas Stars 1 (Detroit leads the series by 2-0)

    The drought of Stars' goaltender Marty Turco continues as he still has never won a game inside the Joe Louis Arena in his professional career. The series will resume Monday evening in Dallas.

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