Stars, seeking second straight home win, face Red Wings

It took nearly a month, but the Dallas Stars finally collected their first regulation victory of the season on Saturday.They will look to duplicate that outcome when they host the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday.Dallas had lost six of its past seven games prior to a 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday. The Stars’ four other victories came in overtime or a shootout.”It’s one. We understand we can’t get it all back in a week,” Stars forward Joe Pavelski said. “We just have to keep going out there and focus on what we are doing day by day.”Goaltender Anton Khudobin allowed the Stars to take a 1-0 into the second period by making 19 first-period saves. He filled in for Braden Holtby, who is nursing a lower-body injury.Dallas extended its lead to 3-0 in the second period and scored again early in the third.”We talked in the locker room after the first, ‘Let’s go and play like we talk about,’ and I think we played the second and third period pretty well (Saturday),” Dallas forward Roope Hintz said. “We had the puck in the O-zone the most we’ve had, and I think we just played pretty well those two periods.”Stars coach Rick Bowness shook things up before the contest, making several lineup changes and even switching up some of his assistant coaches’ responsibilities.”We got a lot of good efforts on all four lines,” he said. “The chances were there. They were consistent, and they went in.”He saw a different mentality from his players.”Swagger. That’s what we want,” Bowness said. “If we score, we want to go back at them. If they score, we want to go back at them. We’ve done it before, but (Saturday), that’s swagger that you have to play with and poise, and don’t let what happened affect your next shift.”

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