Game summary: Vancouver 4, Dallas 1
The Vancouver Canucks used 44 saves from goaltender Cory Schneider and three power-play goals to beat the Dallas Stars, 4-1, at American Airlines Center on Friday night. The loss was the fourth in the last five games (1-3-1) for the Stars.
Brenden Morrow scored the lone goal for the Stars. Kari Lehtonen started the game and was pulled late in the second period after allowing four goals on 14 shots. Andrew Raycroft played the final 23:10 and stopped all eight shots he faced.
*The Stars are winless in their last four games at home (0-3-1).
*The Stars outshot Vancouver 45-22 in the game. The 45 shots were a season-high.
*The Stars have given up 11 goals in their last two games. They had given up 11 goals in the five games prior to that.
*The Stars were 3-5 on the penalty kill Friday. They have given up seven power play goals over the last five games and are 14-21 on the penalty kill during that stretch.
*The Stars were 1-4 on the power play and are 1-13 on the PP over the last four games.
* Loui Eriksson picked up an assist in the game and has points in eight of the last nine games (4 goals, 9 assists).
*The Stars were 8-5-3 in their 16 games played during December. They were 8-4-1 in November and 6-4-0 in October.
Scratches: Niskanen, Barch
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