First game of 2008 will be a doozy.

The first and second seeds of the western conference battle it out in their first games of the new year.  Both are excellent teams and both are coming off of shutout losses.

Yes, tomorrow bitter rivals the Dallas Stars and the Detroit Red Wings play in their first match up of the season.  You can expect specialty teams to be important during this game.  The Wings number 1 home power play will be up against the Stars number 9 road penalty kill.  Wings are also ranked 6th for the home penalty kill with the Stars ranked at 10 for power play road percentage.

It will be a game showcasing skill as well, as two of the best d-men will be playing; Nicklas Lidstrom and Sergei Zubov.  Lidstrom is currently only 2 points ahead of Zubov for being the number one defensive scorer. 

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