DALLAS The Detroit Red Wings and Dallas Stars were once rivals in the Central Division Womens Carl Soderberg Jersey , but that changed in 2013 when Detroit shifted to the Eastern Conference.On October 28, the Red Wings (15-18-6) defeated the Stars 4-2 at Little Caesars Arena. The rematch comes Saturday at American Airlines Center and Detroit, which has allowed 131 goals this season (tied for second-most in the NHL) looks to flip that script.Yeah, well you cant give up the number of goals weve given up and be happy with it, Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said after a 5-2 loss at Pittsburgh on Thursday. You got to make sure that youre not giving up anything easy. Youve got to make sure theyre earning everything.Article continues below ...Detroit is 2-6-2 over its past 10 games and is 7-9-3 on the road.But one bright spot from Thursdays road loss was forward Dylan Larkin scoring his 16th goal of the season and extending his career-best point streak to 12 games.We got to find a way to just grind it out for 60 minutes, play our game and come away with two points. We need two points desperately here, Larkin said Thursday.On Thursday, Dallas (19-16-3) notched a 2-0 shutout at Nashville as backup goaltender Anton Khudobin stopped all 49 shots he faced.However, the big story surrounding the Stars on Friday was the comments from franchise president and CEO Jim Lites to two local media members which were critical of captain and perennial All-Star Jamie Benn.The Stars practiced early Friday afternoon and coach Jim Montgomery and the players spoke to the media before Lites comments surfaced.And Dallas, which is 11-5-1 at home, is beginning a crucial stretch where it plays 10 of its next 13 on home ice.I want us to become more consistent and create an identity of were going to be a puck-pressure team that is tenacious when we dont have the puck and when we do have it Gabriel Landeskog Jersey Kids , were going to manage it well, Montgomery said after practice Friday of this stretch of home games.Montgomery said Ben Bishop will start in goal Saturday against Detroit.Dallas also made several roster moves Friday, recalling forward Roope Hintz from Texas of the American Hockey League and activating defenseman Connor Carrick (foot) off injured reserve. The Stars also assigned defenseman Gavin Bayreuther to Texas and placed forward Martin Hanzal (back) on injured reserve.Montgomery said the decision has yet to be made on whether Carrick or Julius Honka will skate on Dallas third defensive pair Saturday.But even with Dallas facing a Detroit team that has lost three straight and seven of eight, the Stars rookie coach isnt about to take the Red Wings lightly.A real fast team, a young team that works hard, that comes at you hard on the forecheck and in the neutral zone, and a team that if we can possess pucks down low maybe we can have some success against, Montgomery said of Detroit. ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Nick Ritchie isnt one of the first players called upon for the Anaheim Ducks in a shootout.He wasnt among the first 10 shooters Saturday.Yet, Ritchie scored in the 11th round of the shootout and John Gibson stopped the final seven shooters in the Ducks 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild.Article continues below ...It seems like once it gets over five or six (rounds) it can go over 15 sometimes, so there was a good chance I was going to get a shot there and I capitalized on it http://www.avalancheshoponline.com/auth … her-jersey , said Ritchie, whose quick shot split the pads of Devan Dubnyk. Ritchie missed his other shootout attempt this season.Prior to the goal, the teams combined for 13 straight misses.Anytime you win a shootout that goes that long, you feel fortunate you get the extra point. Some big stops from our goaltender, and we found a guy who scored the big goal. Well take it, Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said.Theyll also gladly take the extra point that lifted the Ducks into a tie with the Wild for the second wild-card slot in the Western Conference. Anaheim also jumped Calgary for third in the Pacific Division, although the Flames play Saturday night.Its teams battling for playoffs. Youre battling for your lives right now, said Corey Perry, who scored in regulation along with Ondrej Kase. Theres only 23, 24 games, whatever it is Youth Matt Nieto Jersey , left and you need every point you can get.Ryan Getzlaf and Kase also scored for Anaheim in the shootout. Gibson made 36 saves for the Ducks, 4-1-1 in their past six.Its going to come down to the wire. That point could end up being huge for us later on, you never know, Ritchie said.Mikko Koivu and Jason Zucker scored in regulation for Minnesota, Nino Niederreiter and Zach Parise connected in in the shootout, and Dubnyk made 28 saves.Minnesota ended a five-game homestand 2-1-2 and is 20-5-6 at Xcel Energy Center, including points in 14 of its last 15. However, Minnesota is 11-15-1 away from home. The Wild will play 14 of their final 24 games on the road, including the next three games in and near New York City.We had some good games and some areas where we definitely need to get better but overall we definitely had a solid homestand. Now its on the road and we have to make sure we get better and better every game, Niederreiter said. Were definitely on the right track. Even today, the guys played very good and at the end of the day Mikko Rantanen Jersey , we lost in a shootout so sometimes you have that luck on your side. Sometimes you dont.Anaheim won for the third time in 22 games when trailing after two periods. Kase tied it at 2 at 6:12 of the third, stopping a point shot from Hampus Lindholm, shifting the puck to his forehand and tucking it past Dubnyk. Kase has five goals in seven games.Perry and Koivu scored in the first, and Zucker gave the Wild a 2-1 lead with his career-high 23rd goal midway through the second, tipping in a shot from Nate Prosser. Initially waved off for being touched by a high stick, it was deemed a good goal after the four officials conferred near the penalty box.NOTES: Eleven rounds is the longest shootout in Minnesota history. Anaheim went 14 rounds in a Nov. 22, 2016, home loss to the Islanders. Anaheim C Ryan Kesler missed the game with a lower-body injury. Considered day-to-day, hed played 22 straight games since returning Dec. 27 from offseason hip surgery. Minnesota scratched LW Tyler Ennis for the first time in 10 games and third time this season. He was replaced by RW Chris Stewart, a healthy scratch for the past five games.UP NEXTDucks: At Vegas on Monday night.Wild: At New York Islanders on Monday.