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Stars 4, Red Wings 1

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:48 AM

Associated Press

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Stars 4, Red Wings 1
Dallas Stars 4, Detroit Red Wings 1

DETROIT (AP) - The Dallas Stars snapped out of their slump.

Mike Ribeiro, Loui Eriksson, Krys Barch and Jamie Langenbrunner scored, helping Dallas beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 Thursday night.

"I think that's desperate hockey for us," Barch said.

The Stars had lost five straight and were in a 2-10-1 slump, falling from one of the top spots in the Western Conference to a tie for last place in the Pacific Division entering the game.

"I think a win like this can give us the boost we need," Ribeiro said.

Tomas Holmstrom scored a power-play goal with 3:31 left, allowing the Red Wings to avoid getting shut out for the third time this month.

That wasn't much consolation for Detroit.

The Central Division-leading Red Wings have lost consecutive games, both at home, after winning five straight.

Detroit has been uncharacteristically bad at Joe Louis Arena lately, going 7-9-2 since early December.

"You can't have success unless you're dominant at home," coach Mike Babcock said. "If I could explain it, I'd straighten it out."

Detroit starts a five-game road trip Saturday at Buffalo before going across the country to play three games in California and one at Phoenix.

"Maybe we're fortunate, going on the road," Babcock said. "Maybe we can get our act together."

Dallas' Kari Lehtonen had 38 saves and Detroit's Jimmy Howard had 21.

The Red Wings had a goal by Brian Rafalski waived off because Holmstrom backed into Lehtonen outside the crease.

"I thought it should've been a goal," Babcock said. "But I don't think you can point fingers at anything but ourselves."

The Stars got a boost from the return of Barch and Adam Burish after both missed the previous eight games with facial injuries.

"It was great to have them back because they're the leaders in this room," Ribeiro said.

The Red Wings had a lackluster start and the Stars took advantage, scoring twice late in the first - including Eriksson's short-handed goal with 23 seconds left in the period - and took a 3-0 lead midway through the game.

After Holmstrom scored late in the third period, Detroit pulled Howard to add an extra skater and Langenbrunner had an empty-net goal for the Stars.

"They were more desperate than we were," Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom said.

Dallas, which has won four of its past six games in Detroit, won the season series 3-1 against the Red Wings.

"You always want to take down the best," Barch said.

NOTES: Dallas scratched D Nicklas Grossman (hip) and C Brad Richards (concussion). ... The Red Wings expect to have Mike Modano (wrist) back Saturday against the Sabres and hope Valtteri Filppula (left knee) can return in that game. ... Eriksson had two goals and five points in the previous three games against Detroit this season. ... The Red Wings honored Todd Bertuzzi for playing in his 1,000th game earlier this month, giving him a Rolex watch. ... Dallas is 24-3-2 when scoring first this season and 19-1-1 when leading after the first period.

scoring summary
1st Period
16:42
DAL
Mike Ribeiro (12) ASST: Brenden Morrow (16), Jamie Benn (21)
1 - 0 DAL
19:37
DAL
SHG - Loui Eriksson (20) ASST: Mark Fistric (2)
2 - 0 DAL
2nd Period
08:54
DAL
Krys Barch (2) ASST: Jason Williams (2)
3 - 0 DAL
3rd Period
16:29
DET
PPG - Tomas Holmstrom (13) ASST: Pavel Datsyuk (32)
3 - 1 DAL
18:17
DAL
EN - Jamie Langenbrunner (7) ASST: Steve Ott (13), Alex Goligoski (23)
4 - 1 DAL
penalty summary
1st Period
01:11
DAL
Adam Burish  Holding against  Jan Mursak
12:45
DET
Darren Helm  Interference against  Steve Ott
12:45
DAL
Steve Ott  Roughing against  Darren Helm
18:14
DAL
Jason Williams  Hooking against  Henrik Zetterberg
2nd Period
02:33
DAL
Karlis Skrastins  Holding against  Darren Helm
05:28
DET
Niklas Kronwall  Hooking against  Mike Ribeiro
09:16
DET
Jimmy Howard  Roughing against  Mike Ribeiro
09:16
DET
Johan Franzen  Misconduct
09:16
DET
Johan Franzen  Roughing against  Adam Burish
09:16
DAL
Adam Burish  Misconduct
09:16
DAL
Adam Burish  Roughing against  Johan Franzen
09:16
DAL
Mike Ribeiro  Roughing against  Jimmy Howard
10:13
DET
Nicklas Lidstrom  Holding against  Jamie Benn
15:05
DAL
Alex Goligoski  Hooking against  Tomas Holmstrom
17:39
DAL
Brenden Morrow  Hi-sticking against  Justin Abdelkader
3rd Period
03:52
DAL
Steve Ott  Fighting against  Jonathan Ericsson
03:52
DET
Jonathan Ericsson  Fighting against  Steve Ott
06:55
DET
Kris Draper  Holding against  Alex Goligoski
16:00
DAL
Alex Goligoski  Hi-sticking against  Niklas Kronwall
goalie stats
Kari Lehtonen
Kari Lehtonen
24-18-6
SA: 39TOI: 60:00
Saves: 38EV: 28 - 28
PIM: 0PP: 10 - 11
SV%: .974SH: 0 - 0
Jimmy Howard
SA: 24TOI: 59:18
Saves: 21EV: 15 - 17
PIM: 2PP: 4 - 4
SV%: .875SH: 2 - 3

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