The Dallas Stars just want to be themselves tonight in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals. And what they don't want is for the defending Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings to be themselves.

After entering the series with a ballyhooed offense, Detroit played Dallas' heralded defensive style to the hilt in Game 1.Dallas let Detroit score first and hold the lead with a grinding defense to capture the best-of-7 series opener 2-0 on Sunday.

Though it was a surprising reversal for an offense that's scored 49 goals in the playoffs, the Wings insist that they're a defense-first squad.