The Stars had lost three out of four, but Lehtonen showed some of the form that made him one of the top goaltenders in the league early in the season. This was his fourth appearance after injuries had kept him out of the lineup for a month and he gave up 10 goals in the first three outings.
Gabriel Bourque beat Lehtonen 8:31 into the game to forge a 1-1 tie, but Ribeiro put the Stars in front for good with a slap shot with 39 seconds left in the first.
Nashville had won three straight. Pekka Rinne gave up the four goals on 30 shots.