Kari Lehtonen made 42 saves and the Dallas Stars defeated the Vancouver Canucks 2-1 on Sunday for their sixth straight victory on the road.
Cody Eakin, Jamie Benn and Ray Whitney scored goals in the third period to break open a tie game and help the Stars cruise to a 5-1 victory over the Canucks on Thursday night.
The Dallas Stars are unloading veteran players by the bushel. The latest to go is center Derek Roy, who has reportedly been traded to the Vancouver Canucks.
Jason Garrison and Henrik Sedin scored third-period goals to help the Canucks overcome a 2-1 second-period deficit en route to a 4-3 victory over the Stars.
Playing his first NHL game in his hometown, 22-year-old Brenden Dillon scored the go-ahead goal with 3 minutes left in the third period and the Dallas Stars rallied past Vancouver 4-3 on Friday night.
The Canucks beat Dallas 5-2 on Friday night, dropping the Stars from the third seed in the Western Conference to seventh.
While a pair of hot goaltenders have the Vancouver Canucks fighting for the NHL’s best record, the Dallas Stars are relying heavily on one in hopes of just getting into the playoffs.
Three rival teams are behind Dallas in the division standings: Los Angeles and Phoenix are tied at 84 points and San Jose trails them with 82.
Cory Schneider finished with 25 saves, Mason Raymond scored early, and the Canucks beat the Stars 2-1 on Thursday night.
Dallas has won both meetings with the Canucks this season including a 5-2 victory in Vancouver on March 6, but won’t take the Northwest leaders lightly.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Richard Bachman and Mike Ribeiro helped the Dallas Stars keep up their late-season surge. Bachman, the rookie goalie, settled down after facing an early penalty shot and Ribeiro scored two goals to lead the Stars to a 5-2 win over Vancouver on Tuesday that put Dallas in first place in the Pacific Division.
It’s not shocking that the Vancouver Canucks have a commanding lead atop the Northwest Division, but the fact that the Dallas Stars are contending for the Pacific Division title probably is a surprise.