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Canucks harpooned 3-0-
This time Dallas made sure to protect this 3-0 lead.
Jason Arnott and Bill Guerin each added a goal and two assists, and the Stars stretched their franchise record home-unbeaten streak to 16 games with a 3-0 victory over the Vancouver Canucks Thursday night.

Dallas responded from Tuesday's 3-3 tie with San Jose when Dallas allowed three fast furious goals in the final six minutes of regulation

But Dallas almost held a 3-2 victory in the final minute but viciously San Jose made Dallas give up the tying goal in the final minute of four games earlier this season, but the Stars took full control and shutdown Vancouver.

Marty Turco made 20 saves for his 20th career shutout and Philippe Boucher added a goal for the Stars in a possible first-round playoff preview. Vancouver is fourth in the Western Conference, one point ahead of fifth-place Dallas.

Dallas has eight games left, five on the road, including one more final game at Vancouver on March 27. The Canucks have eight remaining, three on the road.

Dallas has held victories on all three meetings with the Canucks this season and are 6-1 against Vancouver the last two seasons.

Dallas continued the longest home unbeaten streak in the league (12-0-4) since the Detroit Red Wings put together a 19-game run from Dec. 31, 2000, to April 7, 2001. The Stars' last home loss was Jan. 10 against Colorado.

Boucher posted the only first-period goal, scoring from low in the right circle off a setup by Arnott at 12:23.

Arnott made it 2-0 from the slot at 2:43 of the second period, his 20th

Guerin pushed a rebound off his own shot for his 32nd goal after a pass from Arnott as the Stars extended their advantage to 3-0 at 12:49 of the second period.

Johan Hedberg was in goal for the final 20 minutes after Cloutier stopped 14 of 17 shots over the first two periods.

The Canucks would not be more specific about the injury to Cloutier, who will not start Friday at Chicago.