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Stars’ Lehtonen Makes 31 Saves, Blanks Canadiens

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MONTREAL (AP) — Ryan Garbutt scored his first NHL goal and Kari Lehtonen made 31 saves as the Dallas Stars beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-0 on Tuesday night.

Mike Ribeiro, in his regular-season return to Montreal, and Tom Wandell also scored for the Stars (30-26-4).

Carey Price stopped 33 shots for the Canadiens (24-27-10), who have lost four of five after a four-game winning streak.

The Stars took control in the first period, outshooting the Canadiens 15-6. The shots were 9-0 in favor of Dallas before Montreal recorded its first at 8:14.

For a fifth straight game, the Canadiens allowed their opponent to strike first when Garbutt, just called up from the minors, snapped a shot from the circle over a crouched Price.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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