NHL Game Summary - Dallas at Vancouver
(Sunday, October 11th)
Final Score: Vancouver 4, Dallas 3 (SO)
Vancouver, BC (Sports Network) - Kyle Wellwood scored the eventual game-winner in the shootout, giving Vancouver a 4-3 victory over the Stars.
Ryan Kesler, Alex Burrows and Willie Mitchell each scored in regulation for the Canucks, who have won back-to-back games after dropping their first three tests this year. Roberto Luongo made 32 saves in regulation and overtime and two more in the shootout to pick up the win.
"That was a scrappy game," said Mitchell. "We didn't play great, but we found a way. They jammed the neutral zone a lot and didn't allow us to generate much speed."
Mikael Samuelsson and Henrik Sedin each had two assists for the victors.
Marty Turco stopped 22-of-25 shots for Dallas, which dropped its first two games in a shootout before beating Calgary on Friday. Mike Ribeiro, Brad Richards and Jamie Benn accounted for the Stars' goals.
"It's a crap shoot when you get to the shootout," said Dallas forward Brenden Morrow. "It's a new territory, but we have to turn the page."
Wellwood's nifty stick move ended with a forehand stuff in Vancouver's first shootout try. Richards went wide left on his chance, and Kesler beat Turco inside the right post for a 2-0 shootout lead.
Luongo was up to the task on Dallas' last chance, as Ribeiro tried going between the goaltender's legs but to no avail, sealing the home win.
Ribeiro's power-play tally 6:09 into the game was countered with 5:15 left in the opening period, as Kesler's wrister from just inside the right circle found the back of the net while Vancouver was a man up.
Again on the power play, Burrows completed a tic-tac-toe interaction between Sedin, Samuelsson and himself with 3:14 remaining in the middle stanza.
Richards tied it by stuffing one past Luongo at the 4:58 mark of the third.
Just two minutes later, Sedin played with the puck behind the net and centered into a scrum out front. Mitchell somehow knocked it in for the go-ahead goal.
With time winding down, Ribeiro's cross-ice pass found Benn on the right doorstep for the tap-in, as the rookie notched his first career goal at an opportune time with just 1:33 remaining in regulation.
Neither team had many scoring chances in the extra session, which featured four total shots.
Vancouver's Daniel Sedin, Henrik's twin brother, will miss four-to-six weeks with a broken foot suffered in a game last Wednesday...While Dallas' Mike Modano missed his third straight game due to a rib injury, Jere Lehtinen made his season debut after sitting out the first three games because of hip and groin issues...Turco entered the game 17-6-1 with a 1.91 GAA in 25 career games versus Vancouver.
10/12 03:06:47 ET