Torrid Red Wings look for fifth straight win

Detroit (19-4-4) at Dallas (10-13-4), 8:30 pm EST

DALLAS (Ticker) — Despite several defensive lapses, the Detroit
Red Wings have used a high-octane offense to generate another
winning streak.

The Red Wings look to win their fifth straight contest when they
visit the struggling Dallas Stars on Friday.

Detroit is coming off a 4-3 overtime victory over the Calgary
Flames on Wednesday, four days after edging the Chicago
Blackhawks, 5-4, in a shootout. The Red Wings have outscored
opponents, 17-13, during their current win streak.

They have won five in a row twice already this season. The last
time they reached that mark was from November 13-22. The other
was from October 18-27.

Ty Conklin has started two straight games in goal in place of
Chris Osgood, but has surrendered seven goals. Osgood struggled
in his last game, a 6-5 win over the Vancouver Canucks on
December 4.

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The Red Wings have dropped two in a row on the road.

Dallas is trudging through a dismal season and has yet to win
two in a row. The Stars defeated the Colorado Avalanche, 2-1,
in a shootout last Friday but then fell, 5-3, to the Phoenix
Coyotes on Wednesday.

Veteran netminder Marty Turco has started 16 consecutive games
for the Stars. The 33-year-old is 9-12-4 with a 3.41
goals-against average in 25 games this season and has held
opponents to two goals or less just eight times.