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.
Down a goal with less than a minute left in regulation, the Dallas Stars appeared to have little more than a slim chance against NHL points leader Vancouver.
Mikael Samuelsson and Christian Ehrhoff scored power-play goals to lead the Canucks over the Stars 4-1 Tuesday night.
The Vancouver Canucks quickly ended a long list of various slumps against the Dallas Stars.
DALLAS (CBSSPORTS.COM) – Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin scored power-play goals, and backup goalie Cory Schneider took care of the rest for the streaking Vancouver Canucks. Schneider made 44 saves to bail out teammates who […]