Puck Playoffs by Kevin Stott for Monday, May 12, 2008

May 12, 2008 7:14 PM

by Kevin Stott | Detroit Red Wings (-125) at Dallas Stars (5) (VS): It looked like the Sharks series and rash of overtime games may have left the Stars burning out but if they would have gotten a break or two at Detroit on Saturday this series may be tied right now.

The Red Wings head into Dallas more rested and confident than their foes but a concussion to Johan Franzen (check status) puts one less scoring on the threat in his absence. Chris Osgood was brilliant in Game 1 and 2, allowing just one goal in each game as he upped his postseason record to 7-0. In goal for Dallas is Marty Turco, who although is among the NHLs best, cant seem to figure out the Winged Wheels in the playoffs as his 0-9-2 mark cries.

That stat, 0-9-2, combined with the Wizard of Ozs (Osgoods) 7-0 points to the color red and a stranglehold on a spot in the Stanley Cup finals next week. RED WINGS -125, UNDER.