National Hockey League
Detroit 3, Dallas 2
When: 7:30 PM ET, Thursday, March 18, 2021
Where: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan
Referees: Ghislain Hebert, Garrett Rank
Linesmen: Ryan Daisy, Jesse Marquis
Attendance: N/A

Robby Fabbri notched his second career hat trick and the host Detroit Red Wings held off the Dallas Stars 3-2 on Thursday.

Fabbri scored in each period as Detroit built a 3-0 lead before holding off the Stars' rally. Fabbri's other hat trick came against the Philadelphia Flyers on Dec. 28, 2016, as a member of the St. Louis Blues.

Jonathan Bernier, Detroit's starting goaltender, was injured late in the second period after stopping all 22 shots he faced. He was replaced by Thomas Greiss, who made 16 saves.

Roope Hintz and Jason Dickinson scored the Stars' goals. Dallas had a 40-21 advantage in shots on goal.

Dallas outshot Detroit 14-4 in the first period, but the Red Wings emerged with the lead.

Fabbri scored his first goal of the night with six minutes remaining in the first period.

The goal came during a four-on-four, as Dallas' Ty Dellandrea was in the penalty box for interference and Vladislav Namestnikov was sent off for embellishment.

Troy Stecher passed the puck out of his zone to Fabbri, who tipped it toward Anthony Mantha.

Mantha brought the puck past the blue line and drew two defenders, then dropped the puck to Fabbri, who fired a shot from the slot that beat Jake Oettinger on the stick side.

Fabbri's second goal came at 6:36 of the second period. Marc Staal collected the puck in his own zone and made a cross-ice pass to Fabbri on the right side. Fabbri lifted a shot from the right circle over Oettinger's left shoulder.

Bernier was injured with 1:28 remaining in the period when two players fell on him as he pursued the puck behind the net.

Fabbri benefited from a two-on-one situation to notch the hat trick. Dylan Larkin fanned on a shot but managed to tap the puck to Fabbri in front with 10:55 remaining.

Hintz ended Detroit's shutout bid when he tipped in a Denis Gurianov shot with 9:30 remaining. Joel Hanley added the second assist.

With Dallas' net empty, Dickinson scored on a tip-in of a Jason Robertson shot from the point with 1:20 remaining to make it a one-goal game. John Klingberg had the second assist.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Dallas   Detroit
Jason Dickinson 1 Points Robby Fabbri 3
Jason Dickinson 1 Goals Robby Fabbri 3
Denis Gurianov 1 Assists Dylan Larkin 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jake Oettinger .857 Save Percentage Jonathan Bernier 1.000
Jake Oettinger 18 Saves Jonathan Bernier 22
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Dallas 40 2 0-3 1-1 4 26
Detroit 21 3 0-1 3-3 8 25
Upcoming Games
  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Dallas. The Red Wings have a W/L % of .222 after a win and .381 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The Stars have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .312 after a loss.