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MONTREAL - Montreal needed Carey Price to stand on his head, and the Canadiens goaltender did just that.Price stopped a consistent barrage of shots — 40 in all — to lead the Canadiens to a 3-2 victory over the visiting Dallas Stars on Tuesday. The Habs, which extended their win streak to three games, were outshot 42-26.Fresh off his all-star weekend, which included a delayed flight back home and the prospect of being grounded in Columbus, Price showed no sign of fatigue en route to his 25th victory of the season.No shocker. Thats just Carey Price, said Manny Malhotra. You almost dont get wowed by it anymore. Its just his norm. Hats off to him every night. He comes up with the saves youd expect him to make, and every night he gives us a highlight reel saves that he has no business making. Thats typical Carey Price.Carey tonight was the biggest star. You never see him get rattled, and that permeates through the team.With a tight score from start to finish, the Anahim Lake, B.C., native made pivotal saves throughout the encounter to keep the Stars at bay. Price stopped 16 shots in the first period, another 16 in the second, and 10 in the third.Up 2-1 in the second, Price made a great blocker save on Jamie Benn, who was all alone in front of goal after a defensive breakdown by the Habs. And after Brendan Gallagher scored the eventual winner early in the same frame, Price made five consecutive saves on a lengthy Stars power play — including 1:40 at 5-on-3 — to preserve Montreals lead.Its what weve come to expect, said Gallagher. He was unreal, save after save. There were a lot of times where it looked like they had pretty open nets, they were getting pretty good chances, and he was there to bail us out.The only shots that beat Price were Benns with less than three seconds remaining in the first period, and Patrick Eaves midway through the second following an impressive individual effort by Tyler Seguin.Just a few minutes after Price stoned Benn in front of goal in the second, Gallagher scored the winner on the power play at 4:37. Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen saved P.K. Subbans shot from the point before Gallagher jumped on the rebound and scooped the puck over the sprawled-out goaltender.After struggling on the power play for much of the season, the Habs have breathed new life into their special teams. Montreal is 8-for-23 (35 per cent) with the man advantage in its last five games.Weve gone back to a very simple power-play mindset: shooting the puck and having net-front traffic, said Gallagher. We havent changed too much. For the most part, weve gone back to simplifying it.It cant be pretty. Penalty killers are too good nowadays. You cant really make those tic-tac-toe goals. Those will happen every once in a while, but for the most part, most power-play goals are scored with traffic and on rebounds.The Habs are 13-3-1 in their last 17 games since losing to the Stars in Dallas on Nov. 11.Montreal (30-13-3) benefited from a fluke goal to open the scoring at 6:07 of the first period. Alexei Emelins innocuous dump-in from the Dallas blue-line ricocheted off Stars forward Cody Eakin and bounced awkwardly toward the net. The puck then evaded defenceman Trevor Daley, redirected off an unsuspecting Lehtonen and crossed the goal-line for Emelins second goal of the season.I was going to my post, getting ready for the puck to get to the corner, said Lehtonen, who stopped 23-of-26 shots in defeat. It hit something, and came to the front. That was one of those goals where I need to be sharper and not assume whats going to happen with the puck. There are always weird bounces.Alex Galchenyuk staked Montreal to a rare 2-0 first-period lead with an impressive play at 9:53. The 20-year-old cut back toward goal after streaking down the wing, escaped defenceman Jordie Benns long reach and beat Lehtonen with a backhand, short side. It was the Habs fifth shot on target.Dallas (21-19-7) scored a crucial and somewhat controversial goal with less than three seconds on the clock in the first. After an intentional offside call against Subban, the faceoff moved down the ice to the right of Price. With 2.7 seconds remaining in the period, referees chased Malhotra — the leagues most efficient faceoff-taker — from the faceoff circle.Gallagher then lost the faceoff cleanly to Jason Spezza and the puck went straight to Benn, who beat Price and the buzzer to reduce the deficit. Price broke his stick on the frame of the goal in frustration.After scoring in the first, Emelin was ejected from the game five minutes into the second period after hitting Spezza from behind into the boards. Montreals Brandon Prust had taken an interference penalty 20 seconds earlier.The Stars failed to score on the ensuing 5-on-3 man advantage, but Eaves did beat Price as time expired on the Emelin major, at 10:05 of the second, to put the Stars within one.Seguin got an assist on the goal, his team-leading 53rd point of the year.Dallas squandered an opportunity to tie the game late with another 5-on-3 power play, this time for 1:03.Another goalie has stolen the show, said Lehtonen. Its frustrating. I have to do a better job, and our guys need to score when they have as many opportunities as that. Its as simple as that.I have to be better than the other goalie, and well have a better chance to win.Winger Travis Moen was back at Bell Centre for the first time since being traded by the Canadiens to the Stars on Nov. 11. Moen went to Dallas in the transaction that sent Sergei Gonchar to Montreal. In the teams first encounter of the year — a 4-1 victory for the Stars — Moen and Gonchar were kept off the scoreboard.Christian Thomas, recalled from the Hamilton Bulldogs of the AHL on Sunday, played on the fourth line with Malhotra and Michael Bournival. After the game, the Canadiens also recalled forward Gabriel Dumont from the Bulldogs.Notes: Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau is still sidelined after sustaining a concussion on Jan. 15 versus the Ottawa Senators. … Former Hab Erik Cole (upper body) was not in the lineup. … Price and forward Jiri Sekac, who attended the all-star game last weekend in Columbus, did not practice with the Habs on Monday as their flight back home was delayed. ... Canadiens president and CEO Geoff Molson tweeted condolences to former Hab Mario Tremblay on behalf of the team Tuesday night following the death of Tremblays wife, Colette. Jodie Meeks Jersey . Ben Street scored twice for the Heat (17-5-1), who won their fourth game in a row and 13th in their last 14 outings. Brett Bulmer scored the lone goal for the Wild (6-11-0), who dropped their sixth straight contest. Stanley Johnson Raptors Jersey . -- Mike Shanahan gave Robert Griffin III a rest, and may have turned up the pressure on himself, too. . Yoenis Cespedes proved he can play through a hurting right heel, giving Scott Kazmir and the As a spark with a pair of RBIs that helped spoil the Minnesota Twins home opener with an 8-3 victory on Monday. Jonas Valanciunas Raptors Jersey .Tatjana Haenni, FIFAs head of womens competitions, told a FIFA Live Your Goals Tour news conference Friday that the artificial turf is being tested to make sure it meets standards. Kyle Lowry Raptors Jersey . Cleary also had two assists and Patrick Eaves added two goals for the Red Wings, who also ousted Phoenix in seven games during the first round of the 2010 postseason. Todd Bertuzzi had a goal and an assist for Detroit, which got a goal apiece from Tomas Holmstrom and Niklas Kronwall and suffered no shortage of offense despite the absences of Henrik Zetterberg and Johan Franzen.This past Saturday at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in upstate New York, 20 year old Kevin Ward Jr. was killed after he was struck on the track by NASCAR star Tony Stewarts car. During the race, Wards car was spun out by Stewart. Ward then unbuckled, climbed out of his car and walked onto the track to express his displeasure to Stewart. At that point, he was struck by Stewarts car and killed. "I want to make it very clear: there are no criminal charges pending at this time" said Ontario County Sheriff Philp Povero after the incident. While that may be the case, this is far from over. Stewart faces the spectre of criminal charges and civil liability. For Stewart, this is going to be a long road. Criminal Charges On the criminal side, expect the District Attorney to take a very close look to determine whether Stewart committed a crime. The most likely charge that would be considered is second degree manslaughter. Also called involuntary manslaughter, this occurs when a person "recklessly" causes the death of another person. Reckless acts are generally deemed less serious or blameworthy than intentional acts. Second degree manslaughter can be distinguished from first degree manslaughter. With respect to the latter charge, a defendant may not have intended to kill the victim, but did intend to seriously physically injure the person and death resulted. At this point, there is insufficient evidence to determine whether criminal charges are appropriate. The evidence will be reviewed, including the video of the incident, witness statements and any data available from Stewarts car. Some witnesses have said that Stewart hit his throttle as he approached Ward. When you hit the throttle, the back end of the car kicks out. One theory is that Stewart may have hit the throttle to scare Ward. If Stewart intended to intimidate Ward by kicking his car out, or was otherwise reckless, he could be charged with manslaughter.dddddddddddd Should it be determined that Stewart intended to kill Ward, then the charge could be elevated to murder or manslaughter in the first degree. However, intent in this case would be very difficult to ascertain, and accordingly, these charges seem unlikely to materialize. So the key question for the DA is this: did Stewart intentionally hit his throttle to merely put a scare in Ward? If so, Stewart is suddenly responsible for the death of Ward in the likely form of Man 2. Civil Lawsuit Apart from criminal charges, Stewart may also face a wrongful death civil lawsuit (for money) from Wards family. If a person is killed as a result of the negligence or misconduct of another person, the surviving members may sue for "wrongful death". While it is early and we dont have all the information, it would not be a surprise to see Wards family sue Stewart. It is not unusual for families to seek a certain level of accountability by way of a civil suit. The family may also argue that Stewart has a reputation for having a bad temper, and this incident is consistent with his temperament. Stewart would argue that Ward should not have exited his vehicle. By doing so, he put himself in harms way. As well, Stewart may say that he tried to avoid Ward rather than scare him. Finally, Ward was wearing black on a part of the track that was not well lit. As a result, Stewart may say he didnt see Ward until it was too late. The investigation is still at an early stage and it is premature to declare that Stewart is responsible for Wards death. We should allow the investigation to run its course, at which point a clearer determination can be made as to liability. ' ' ' said. Albrecht then potted another long 3-pointer and assisted on two more baskets, including Irvins fourth 3 of the game, and the Wolverines went up 58-48 with seven minutes to play. Syracuse used an 11-3 run from there to close the gap to two. Cooney hit twice from behind the arc and McCullough scored four points during the spurt that forced Michigan to use a timeout. With 56 seconds remaining, Christmas tied the game with an uncontested layup. Game Notes Walton returned after missing one game with a toe injury ... Syracuse had 19 turnovers compared to just seven from Michigan ... Chatman had 10 points and a career-best nine rebounds. ' ' '

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