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Stars 5, Canadiens 2

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:47 AM
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Stars 5, Canadiens 2
Montréal Canadiens 2, Dallas Stars 5
DALLAS (AP)—Jamie Benn scored a short-handed goal, Brad Richards added a power-play tally, and the surging Dallas Stars beat the Montreal Canadiens 5-2 on Tuesday night.

Adam Burish, Karlis Skrastins and Loui Eriksson added goals for the Stars, 10-0-2 in their last 12 at home. Stephane Robidas had three assists, and Kari Lehtonen made 28 saves to help Dallas improve to 11-2-2 in its last 15. Carey Price, starting for the 10th time in 11 games, allowed all five goals on 17 shots for Montreal.

Brian Gionta scored short-handed and Mathieu Darche added an even-strength goal for the Canadiens, 1-5 in their last six. Montreal played the second game of a seven-game trip.

Burish’s deflection off Steve Ott’s pass gave the Stars the lead at 6:59 of the first period. Burish batted at the puck with his stick, about waist high, and the goal stood up after a video review.

Benn broke through two defenders and backhanded a shot through Price’s pads to make it 2-0 at 13:59 of the first period. Montreal had gone on the power play 16 seconds earlier.

Skrastins stretched the advantage to 3-0 at 2:31 of the second when he buried a rebound past Price.

Darche scored when the puck glanced off his skate and past Lehtonen, making it 3-1 at 10:43 of the second.

But Richards’ shot from the left point went in off Montreal defenseman Josh Gorges at 17:00 of the second period to restore Dallas’ three-goal lead.

Gionta’s goal from the left circle at 12:15 of the third drew the Canadiens within 4-2, but Eriksson answered with a redirected 53 seconds later.

NOTES: It was the only meeting this season between the teams. … Darche’s goal also withstood a video review, when it was determined he didn’t kick the puck into the net. … The Stars hadn’t beaten the Canadiens since Dec. 23, 2007. … Benn has two of Dallas’ four short-handed goals. … Skrastins scored his second goal of the season and 31st of his career in his 792nd game. … Dallas scored on four of its first 12 shots. … The Stars have won 13 straight and are 16-2 when they score first. … Dallas has scored a power-play goal in six straight games.

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scoring summary
1st Period
06:59
DAL
Adam Burish (4) ASST: Steve Ott (8), Stephane Robidas (14)
1 - 0 DAL
13:59
DAL
SHG - Jamie Benn (8) ASST: Steve Ott (9)
2 - 0 DAL
2nd Period
02:31
DAL
Karlis Skrastins (2) ASST: James Neal (16), Matt Niskanen (4)
3 - 0 DAL
10:43
MTL
Mathieu Darche (6) ASST: Travis Moen (4), Tom Pyatt (2)
3 - 1 DAL
17:00
DAL
PPG - Brad Richards (16) ASST: Stephane Robidas (15), Loui Eriksson (21)
4 - 1 DAL
3rd Period
12:15
MTL
SHG - Brian Gionta (12) ASST: Scott Gomez (11)
4 - 2 DAL
13:08
DAL
Loui Eriksson (15) ASST: Mike Ribeiro (22), Stephane Robidas (16)
5 - 2 DAL
penalty summary
1st Period
02:38
DAL
Brenden Morrow  Tripping against  Benoit Pouliot
12:38
DAL
Brian Sutherby  Fighting (maj) against  P.K. Subban
12:38
MTL
P.K. Subban  Fighting (maj) against  Brian Sutherby
13:43
DAL
Brandon Segal  Interference against  Mathieu Darche
2nd Period
16:14
MTL
P.K. Subban  Interference against  James Neal
3rd Period
05:44
DAL
Adam Burish  Hooking against  Tom Pyatt
11:00
MTL
Roman Hamrlik  Hooking against  Tom Wandell
19:44
DAL
Brenden Morrow  Roughing against  Alexandre Picard
19:44
DAL
Jamie Benn  Roughing against  Alexandre Picard
19:44
MTL
Alexandre Picard  Roughing against  Brenden Morrow
goalie stats
Carey Price
SA: 17TOI: 60:00
Saves: 12EV: 9 - 12
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 3
SV%: .706SH: 1 - 2
Kari Lehtonen
Kari Lehtonen
15-7-3
SA: 29TOI: 60:00
Saves: 27EV: 25 - 26
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 2
SV%: .931SH: 0 - 1