Less than a week ago, the Red Wings were sitting on a six-game losing streak and another loss from matching their worst losing streak in 20 years. During the losing streak, the Red Wings scored just six goals and allowed 16.
After tonight's 5-2 win over the Dallas Stars, they're now rocking a four-game winning streak in which they've scored 18 goals and allowed only four. That's called doing a 180.
This was the last of a six-game homestand in which the Red Wings picked up nine of a possible 12 points, finishing it at 4-1-1 and improving to 9-5-1 on the season, four points behind Chicago in the Central.
Tied at two goals apiece in the third period, Johan Franzen netted his team-leading ninth goal of the season, assisted on by Valeri Filppula and Brad Stuart. The Stars had a chance to tie the game about five minutes later, but Ian White's face had other plans, diving face-first in front of a puck and preventing a goal. White, who scored in the second period, had to leave the game to receive stitches and did not return.
The Wings went on to add two more off the sticks of Darren Helm (off a pretty feed from Hudler) and Stuart.
Jimmy Howard stopped 25-of-27 shots and picked up the win. Detroit outshot Dallas 40-27, maintaining their league leading shot differential.
The Wings hit the road now for four games, starting in St. Louis on Tuesday.