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Slumping Stars bounce back to beat Red Wings 4-1

By AP

DETROIT – Mike Ribeiro, Loui Eriksson, Krystofer Barch and Jamie Langenbrunner scored goals to help the Dallas Stars beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 Thursday night.

Dallas had lost five straight and was in a 2-10-1 slump, falling from one of the top spots in the Western Conference to a tie for last place in its division entering the game.

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

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

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

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

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