For Stars, Red Wings, It’s Just Another Tie

From Associated Press

Tomas Holmstrom scored two goals and the Detroit Red Wings stretched their unbeaten streak to eight games with a 2-2 tie Sunday at Dallas, the fourth tie this season between the Western Conference division leaders.

Holmstrom scored early in each of the first two periods to give Detroit leads, only to have Dallas tie it by both intermissions.

Detroit is 5-0-3 in their last eight games, including a 1-1 tie at home against the Stars on Dec. 19. The Red Wings are the first NHL team to 50 points, one more than Eastern Conference leader Ottawa and Vancouver, the other Western Conference division leader.

Tampa Bay 5, New York Rangers 3 -- Too many trips to the penalty box doomed the New York Rangers.


Dave Andreychuk scored two power-play goals and the Lightning beat the Rangers at Tampa, Fla.

Ruslan Fedotenko, Martin St. Louis and Fredrik Modin also scored for the Southeast Division-leading Lightning, which converted 4 of 13 power plays.

St. Louis 5, Columbus 2 -- Martin Rucinsky and Cory Stillman scored power-play goals against the NHL’s best penalty-kill unit as the Blues beat the Blue Jackets at St. Louis.

The Blues beat the Blue Jackets for the second straight night, following a 6-1 victory at Columbus on Saturday, and won their fourth straight overall.