Price stops 40 shots to help Canadiens hold off Stars, 3-2

MONTREAL - Carey Price stopped 40 saves for his 25th victory of the season as the Montreal Canadiens held off the Dallas Stars, 3-2 on Tuesday night.

Alexei Emelin, Alex Galchenyuk and Brendan Gallagher scored for Montreal.

Jamie Benn and Patrick Eaves had the goals for Dallas, which is four points out of the final wild-card spot in the Western Conference. Kari Lehtonen finished with 23 saves.

Gallagher's power-play goal at 4:37 of the second period gave the Canadiens a 3-1 lead. Eaves scored with the man-advantage at 10:05 to pull the Stars within one, and neither team scored again.

Dallas squandered an opportunity to tie the score late in the third period with another 5-on-3 power play, this time for 1:03.

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