Stars Unable to Contain Canucks, Get Shutout 2-0 in Vancouver

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The Dallas Stars concluded the three-game road trip against the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night. The Stars were unable to contain the Canucks and got shutout 2-0 at Rogers Arena. Dallas fell to 7-2-1, while Vancouver improved to 8-2-1.

Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko stopped all 27 shots he faced for a hard-fought shutout win.

The Stars’ starting lineup featured Miro Heiskanen, Wyatt Johnston, Jamie Benn, Evgenii Dadonov, Ryan Suter, and Jake Oettinger. Oettinger made 26 saves in a losing effort.

Jake Oettinger and the Stars’ defense kept Thatcher Demko and the Canucks in check in the first period. Dallas outshot Vancouver 13-8 after 20 minutes.

The Canucks finally got on the board early in the second period. Pius Suter fired a snap shot into the Stars’ net for a 1-0 lead at 4:21. Dakota Joshua and Carson Soucy collected the assists on Suter’s second of the season.

The Canucks doubled the lead late in the second period. Elias Petterson made it a 2-0 game at 15:53 with a blistering wrist shot. Filip Hronek and Ilya Mikheyev collected the assists on Petterson’s sixth of the season.

The Stars trailed the Canucks 2-0 at the end of the second period. Vancouver outshot Dallas 22-18 after 40 minutes.

The Stars had their work cut out for them in the third period, but they were unable to gain control of a red-hot Canucks team who nearly shutout the San Jose Sharks 10-1 on Thursday night. The Stars got shutout 2-0 by the Canucks on the road. Vancouver outshot Dallas 28-27 after a full 60 minutes.

Notes
Three Stars of the Game
1. Thatcher Demko (1.000 save percentage)
2. Pius Suter (one point: one goal)
3. Jake Oettinger (2.15 goals against average and a .929 save percentage)

Thank You for Your Service
Monday’s home game against the Boston Bruins is Military and Veterans Appreciation Night, presented by Boeing, at the American Airlines Center. If you’re a veteran and a Stars fan, thank you for your service.

You’re My Wonderwall
Scott Wedgewood wowed the crowd at the Rogers Arena, making a career-high 46 saves on 49 shots, in his 101st career start.

Up Next
The Stars will return home to host the Bruins in a one-game tilt on Monday at 7:00 p.m. Central.

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