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Red Wings Vs. Stars NHL Preview: Detroit Looking To Finish Homestand With Win

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DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 08:  Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates a 5-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche with Daniel Cleary #11 at Joe Louis Arena on November 8, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 08: Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates a 5-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche with Daniel Cleary #11 at Joe Louis Arena on November 8, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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The Detroit Red Wings once again hitting their stride, after starting the season 5-0, they went on to drop six straight, ending up at 5-5-1. But they've salvaged their six-game homestand with wins in their last three games and will close out said homestand with a tilt against the Dallas Stars on Saturday.

After scoring just six goals during their six-game losing streak, the Red Wings have won their last three by a margin of 13-2, with shutout victories over the Anaheim Ducks and the Edmonton Oilers. Jimmy Howard is tied for the league lead in shutouts with three after stopping 24 shots in the team's most recent outing against the Oilers, out-performing Nikolai Khabibulin.

Dallas lost it's last game, allowing to third period goals to the Penguins dropping in the standings and snapping their four-game winning streak. They'd won two straight on the road before losing in Pittsburgh, but are still one of the hottest teams in the league at the moment. They also took three of the four games against the Red Wings last season, winning both games at the notoriously tough Joe Louis Arena.

Detroit is about to head on a tough road trip against conference rivals and are looking to finish out their homestand with a win. The game is set for 7:00 p.m. eastern and can be seen on, as usual, Fox Sports Detroit.