The Detroit Red Wings scored five goals on the road Tuesday night at the Dallas Stars, and they needed all five of them. Johnan Franzen's second period goal gave the Wings a 5-3 lead and Detroit was able to hold on to it through the third period for a 5-4 win after Michael Ryder cut the lead in half by scoring with just under six minutes left:
For all of the times this season that the Red Wings have owed Jimmy Howard steak dinners for his work keeping them in games until they got rolling, this game was a bit of an even-up. The Wings played a better game than the score indicated in Dallas on Tuesday night, but ended up with only a one-goal victory in a game where they had four different two-goal leads.
Valtteri Filppula and Cory Emmerton each had goals for the Red Wings, while Jiri Hudler lit the lamp twice.