A different line seems to be spurring the Red Wings each game.

Tuesday night it was Henrik Zetterberg centering Jiri Hudler and Valtteri Filppula, sparking the Wings in a 5-4 victory over the Dallas Stars.

The Zetterberg line had turned tepid in recent games but accounted for three goals and eight points in the first period as the Wings raced to a 3-1 lead.

"It doesn't always go like that; we've been trying to work hard and sometimes you get these types of games," said Filppula, who otherwise is trending toward a career season in goals (13) and points (19). "Sometimes it's more of a struggle and you have to fight for those chances.

"We were getting to a lot of pucks and you need a little luck and pucks were bouncing for us."