Hull is the Star

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Brett Hull is finally showing his team how he became a superstar, scoring two goals in the Dallas Stars' 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings in the western showdown .

Dallas overcame a two-goal deficit, tying it on Jere Lehtinen's shorthanded tally early in the second period before Hull's third goal as a Star proved to be the game-winner.

"It was Brett Hull's best game of the year," said Stars coach Ken Hitchcock. "He's still adjusting to the way we do things and we have asked him to be more physical. You have to remember, this is the first time that he has played left wing full-time and that is something he is still adjusting to."

With the game tied at 2, Hull took a pass from Mike Modano and fired a slap shot from the middle of the left circle that beat Red Wings goaltender Chris Osgood and kept the Stars unbeaten at home (6-0-1).

"It's not so much that I'm having to get used to the team's system, but getting used to Mike and Jere and their style of play," Hull added. "The only time I've really played left wing before was at the World Cup in (1996), so I'm definitely having to make some adjustments being on the left wing full-time."

Hull signed with Dallas as a free agent to a three-year $17.5 million contract in July and this was his biggest game so far. The Stars owner Tom Hicks was happy.

"I loved it and the crowd loved it," Hicks said. "He's here to score goals in big games."

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