He tapped it back to Seguin, who had an open back door for just his second goal in 16 games. Vancouver has 1 win in its earlier 6 video games (one-four-one).
In between the shutdown winger scored his first goal in dramatic fashion and the superstar got off the slide on an incredible pass by the 20-year-old wunderkind on defense.
Canucks: 4-3-3, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.6 assists, 3.5 penalties and 7.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game with a.910 save percentage. Cam Talbot stopped 29 of 30 shots while Joel Pavelski scored twice of the Stars, who have suddenly become one of the hottest teams in the National Hockey League over the past two weeks.
Ben Bishop (26.5 saves per game) has been the primary option in goal for Dallas. The dynamic Russian - the human version of an exclamation point - iced it and with a cruel finish against Jacob Markstrom.
Seguin claimed the sluggish begin out assisted the Stars bond. "We're rallying around each other, we're having complete team efforts".
Blake Comeau scored his first of the season to extend the lead to 2-0 at 4:03 of the second period. He skated about Stecher then, slipping to the ice, set a backhand beneath Markstrom's glove.
The Stars are 5-1-2 in Western Conference play. Khudobin took two tough-luck overtime losses against the Canucks last season despite sporting a 1.85 GAA and.931 save percentage in two starts. Tanner Pearson also scored twice, once on the power play and once on the penalty kill, and Adam Gaudette also added a goal for Vancouver, who notched three power-play goals in all three of their opportunities with the man advantage. Khudobin made the save but gave up a rebound, which Virtanen put into the gapping net.
Elias Petersson scored two goals in the third period while Thatcher Demko allowed only three goals in 37 shots to lift the Canucks. The 29-yr-previous from Calgary skated amongst two Canuck defensemen and took a transfer from Seguin.
Coach Jim Montgomery said the goals showed the Stars' skill level.
"We have a ton of talent in our lineup and a large amount of gamers that can make performs", he acknowledged. "But if you don't have the will, your skill doesn't show".
Canuck coach Travis Green was frustrated with this team's eight giveaways.
"I assumed we turned the puck about a few situations that price tag us", he stated. "They won a few more puck battles than we did".
"They are a hefty team". They know how do defend hard. "You can not convert the puck about versus them, or they will go the other way in a hurry".
NOTES: Vancouver played without centres Jay Beagle (lower-body injury) and Brandon Sutter (groin strain). Tyler Graovac, a callup from the AHL Utica Comets, was inserted into the lineup. He was changed by Rhett Gardner. Dallas defenceman Roman Polak played his first game since fracturing his sternum in the season's opening game. â€¦ Canuck defenceman Jordie Benn faced his brother and former Stars teammate Jamie Benn.