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Hudler, Conklin 'Star' in Shootout Win

Jiri Hudler scored the tying goal in regulation and added the only marker in the shootout as the Detroit Red Wings beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 last night in Texas.

Ty Conklin stopped all three Dallas shooters to earn the victory in the battle of the back-up goaltenders. Richard Bachman started for the Stars and gave up an early goal from Tomas Holmstrom. Jan Mursak's hard work allowed him to send a pass into the low slot and Holmstrom teed up a cannon from the hashmarks that beat Bachman.

The Stars scored twice on some garbage Holmstrom-like goals by Brendan Morrow and Loui Eriksson.

Conklin made every stop after the first period, allowing Hudler's cross ice pass t...

Bachman's recent success brings reward

When Kari Lehtonen limped towards the locker rooms in November, Stars fans were very concerned about what would happen to their results without him. With a very inconsistent Andrew Raycroft waiting in the wings to steal the spotlight, the Stars really needed to find a goalie that would see them through the tough period without Lehtonen.

The Stars had to give Raycroft a try for a few games but he struggled a lot and showed that he wasn’t capable of taking on the starting role successfully. This lead to a lot of fans demanding him to be replaced by Richard Bachman, who had been playing pretty well for the Texas Stars in the AHL. Bachman stole the headlines with a shu...