Canucks 2, Stars 0
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) _ Dave Scatchard and Harry York scored third-period goals, and Corey Hirsch stopped 13 shots Sunday as Vancouver snapped an eight-game winless streak with a 2-0 victory over Dallas.
The Stars lost their second straight following a 15-game unbeaten streak.
Trent Klatt set up Scatchard’s goal when he rushed up the left wing and got a shot off on Dallas goalie Roman Turek. Klatt then chipped a bouncing puck over Turek’s shoulder and into the crease, where Stars defenseman Richard Matvichuk stopped it from crossing the goal line. However, Scatchard shoved the puck into the net to put the Canucks up 1-0 with 7:55 left in the game.
York made it 2-0 three minutes later when he was set up alone in front by Alexander Mogilny.
The Canucks ended an 0-7-1 skid and improved to 2-1 against the Stars this season.
The Stars, coming off Friday’s 1-0 loss in Calgary, lost back-to-back games for the first time this season.
Dallas goalie Roman Turek, who faced 20 shots, got his first loss of the season as his record fell to 6-1-2.
Hirsch, who only faced two shots in the third period, recorded his first shutout of the season and fourth of his career.
The Stars’ best scoring chance came when defenseman Darryl Sydor missed an open net during a power-play opportunity late in the first period. The Stars, who entered the game with the NHL’s second-best power-play percentage, went 0-for-5 with the man advantage, including a two-man edge over a 1:13 stretch in the first period.
Hirsch also came up big midway through the third period. He stopped Jere Lehtinen, who was set up for a one-timer in front, and seconds later made a pad save on Brett Hull’s slap shot from the right circle.
Canucks captain Mark Messier had a chance to open the scoring four minutes into the second period when he was sent in alone by Mark Naslund for a shorthanded breakaway. However, Roman Turek made a stick save as Messier tried to jam the puck through the goalie’s legs.
Turek also made a pad save on Messier during a 3-on-2 rush in the third period.
Stars center Joe Nieuwendyk, who’s had surgery on both his knees, left the game with an inflammed knee after the first period and did not return.