Canucks harpooned 3-0-
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
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
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
Johan Hedberg was in goal for the final 20 minutes
after Cloutier stopped 14 of 17 shots over the first
The Canucks would not be more specific about the
injury to Cloutier, who will not start Friday at