With the Red Wings season and playoff streak on the line, forward and captain Henrik Zetterberg came through with some outstanding hockey.

Zetterberg had two goals and assisted on Jonathan Ericsson 's goal in Saturday's 3-0 victory over Dallas.

"A lot of guys have been here a long time and we just wanted give it another run here."

Red hot Howard

Another reason for Red Wings optimism is the play of goaltender Jimmy Howard.

Howard posted his third shutout in seven games Saturday. Howard, who has started the last 15 consecutive games, said: "I've been playing a lot here and I kind of like it."