Lundqvist, Stars top Canucks 2-1

DALLAS (AP)—Joel Lundqvist gave Dallas the lead for good with his first goal of the season, and Marty Turco made 32 saves in the Stars’ 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Friday night.

Dallas won for the eighth time in 10 games and snapped Vancouver’s four-game winning streak.

Lundqvist’s last goal in the regular season was March 15, 2008, against the Canucks. He scored with 3:33 left in the second to put the Stars ahead 2-1.

Loui Eriksson had a goal and an assist for the Stars, who trailed 1-0 after the first period. Vancouver’s Jason LaBarbera had 28 saves in his first start since Jan. 13, and Taylor Pyatt scored for the Canucks.

Eriksson took a long pass from Turco and fed Lundqvist, who beat LaBarbera from the right circle. Turco was credited with his fourth assist of the season.

Turco, starting his 25th consecutive game to extend a club record, made a glove save on Henrik Sedin’s shot as time was about to expire in the second. Turco then made a sprawling stop on Ryan Kesler to end a power-play threat seconds into the third.

Turco, who stopped 14 shots in the third, got a little help when Alex Burrows’ shot hit the left post with a minute left in the game.

The Stars improved to 14-3-1 over their last 18 home games.

Pyatt beat Turco from the right circle to give Vancouver a 1-0 lead at 5:28 of the first.

Seconds after failing to capitalize on a 5-on-3 opportunity, Eriksson tied it when he redirected Matt Niskanen’s shot past LaBarbera 8 minutes into the second period.

Eriksson, Dallas’ leading goal scorer with 26, has four in his last eight games.

Vancouver goalie Roberto Luongo got the night off after starting nine straight games since returning from a groin injury that sidelined him for two months.

LaBarbera has started both games for the Canucks against the Stars. He stopped 34 shots in Vancouver’s 3-2 loss to Dallas on Jan. 4.


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