Dallas 2, Vancouver 1

Sunday, November 17, 2013 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Dallas 11-7-1-1 3-2-1-1 8-5-0-0 W3
Vancouver 11-8-1-2 4-4-1-0 7-4-0-2 L4

Recap


Stars 2, Canucks 1: Kari Lehtonen made 42 saves in his 12th consecutive start as Dallas extended its road winning streak to six games.

Rookie Valeri Nichushkin and Erik Cole scored for the Stars, who improved to 8-2-2 in their last 12 overall contests. Lehtonen, who has started every game since returning from a lower-body injury, did the bulk of his work in the second period as he turned aside all 20 shots he faced in the session.

Captain Henrik Sedin netted the lone goal for the Canucks, who fell to 0-1-1 on their six-game homestand. Roberto Luongo finished with 21 saves as Vancouver's winless streak reached four contests (0-3-1).

Dallas opened the scoring at 9:33 of the first period. Tyler Seguin received the puck behind the net and dished a backhand pass to Nichushkin, who knocked it past Luongo at the right post for his second goal.

Cole made it 2-0 just 1:42 into the third, beating Luongo from the right faceoff circle after accepting a cross-slot pass from Cody Eakin during a 2-on-1 rush. Sedin buried a rebound at 3:06 after Ryan Kesler's stuff attempt during a power play was denied by Lehtonen, but Vancouver was unable to get the equalizer.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Canucks RW Jannik Hansen returned to the lineup after missing 10 games with a shoulder injury and received 14:50 of ice time. ... Seguin and LW Jamie Benn each notched an assist after setting personal bests in their previous game. Seguin recorded a career-high five points (four goals) and Benn collected a career-best six in Dallas' 7-3 triumph at Calgary on Thursday. ... Luongo has allowed two or fewer goals in eight of his last nine games.


 

Top Game Performances

Dallas   Vancouver
Erik Cole 1 Points Henrik Sedin 1
Erik Cole 1 Goals Henrik Sedin 1
Jamie Benn 1 Assists Kevin Bieksa 1
N/A Power Play Goals Henrik Sedin 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Kari Lehtonen .977 Save Percentage Roberto Luongo .913
Kari Lehtonen 42 Saves Roberto Luongo 21

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Dallas 23 2 0-3 4-5 10 34
Vancouver 43 1 1-5 3-3 6 28

Upcoming Games

  • Vancouver will play its next game at home against Florida. The Canucks have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play its next game at home against NY Rangers. The Stars have a W/L % of .455 after a win and .667 after a loss.