DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – The Detroit Red Wings fall to the Dallas Stars 4-1 Thursday night at Joe Louis Arena. 

As heard on 97.1 The Ticket, Dallas took a 2-0 lead in the first period and never looked back.

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

But it was no match for the combined efforts of Mike Ribeiro, Loui Eriksson, Krystofer Barch and Jamie Langenbrunner who each scored goals to help the Dallas Stars beat the Detroit Red Wings.

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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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