Brenden Dillon scored the go-ahead goal with three minutes left in the third period and the Dallas Stars rallied past host Vancouver 4-3 to end the Canucks' six-game winning streak.
VANCOUVER, B.C. — Brenden Dillon scored the go-ahead goal with 3:01 left in the third period and the Dallas Stars rallied past Vancouver 4-3 on Friday night to end the Canucks’ six-game winning streak.
Dillon, 22, is from Surrey, B.C., and was playing his first NHL game in the province.
Daniel Sedin, Chris Higgins and Alex Burrows had goals for the Canucks.
Captain Henrik Sedin became the franchise’s career scoring leader. Sedin had two assists, giving him 757 career points for Vancouver. Former Canucks captain Markus Naslund had 756 points.
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Naslund and the Sedin twins grew up in Ornskoldsvik, Sweden.
After Sedin surpassed Naslund’s point total, the crowd gave him an extended standing ovation — even while he sat on the bench, then back on the ice and during a TV timeout. During the break, the Canucks aired a video saluting Sedin, with Naslund offering his congratulations.
Sedin, 32, responded by raising his stick and clapping in support of the crowd.
“It was very special,” Sedin told The Vancouver Sun. “To be a part of something like that and getting a chance to get the record on home ice in front of our fans was an honor and a great feeling out there. It means a lot to me.”
Earlier in the week, Naslund discussed Sedin’s pursuit of the record with The Province of Vancouver and said, “It’s something I’ve been expecting and I’m really happy for him, and I mean that sincerely. I think he’s going to pass it by a mile and how much just depends on how long he wants to play.”
Naslund, 39, is general manager of the Modo team in the Swedish Elite League.
Reilly Smith, Cody Eakin and Antoine Roussel scored before Dillon for the Stars, who overcame a 3-1 deficit and won for the fifth time in six games.
Backup goaltender Richard Bachman rebounded from a rough start, made 18 saves and earned the victory in relief of injured Kari Lehtonen. Lehtonen left with a groin injury after making seven saves and not allowing a goal.
Vancouver forward Ryan Kesler played his first game since April. Kesler had offseason surgeries on his left shoulder and left wrist.
Kesler assisted on Higgins’ goal that gave the Canucks a 2-1 lead at 4:14 of the second period.