Henrik Sedin's second goal of the season, scored off a perfect give-and-go passing play with Alex Burrows early in the third period, stood as the game-winner as the Vancouver Canucks beat the Dallas Stars 4-3 Thursday night at American Airlines Center.
The Canucks flew out of the gates - sorry, flopped out of the gates giving up a goal just 35 seconds into the first period. Luckily that was not a sign of how the game would play out. Burrows evened the score on the power play midway through the frame and the game remained tied after 20 minutes.
The Stars took a 2-1 lead early in the second, but that was the final time Dallas would hold an edge on the scoreboard. Kevin Bieksa scored a brilliant 4-on-4 partial breakaway goal to tie it at 2-2 to end the second and in the third Jason Garrison tallied 2:32 in before Henrik netted the winner less than two minutes later.
Dallas made it a 4-3 game, but the Canucks held on for their first regulation win in four outings.
Vancouver is back at it Friday night in Nashville before playing in Detroit Sunday to end the four-game road trip.
Tweet of the Night - "Thanks, @VanCanucks! bit.ly/15ztA1Yddle"
. What a sign. Thank you for the support.
Scoring on D - With goals from Kevin Bieksa and Jason Garrison, the Canucks now lead NHL with 13 goals from defencemen. Tampa Bay has 12, Ottawa is at 11 and Pittsburgh has scored 10.
Now you know - Stars defenceman Philip Larsen is only the second Danish-born defenceman in the history of the NHL to score a goal. The first? Poul Popiel for the Vancouver Canucks in 1971-72.
Learning the ropes - Cristopher Nilstorp tended twine for the Stars Thursday night making him the fifth time the Canucks have faced a rookie goalie this season. The others were Jake Allen (STL), Darcy Kuemper (MIN), Leland Irving (CGY) and Richard Bachman (DAL).