The battle between the Canucks and Stars didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Dallas was handed a 7-1 defeat on Monday at Rogers Arena.
Vancouver was favored by -170 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Vancouver got goals from Henrik Sedin, Mikael Samuelsson, Christian Ehrhoff, Dan Hamhuis, Ryan Kesler, Alexandre Burrows, and Mason Raymond in the victory. Burrows opened the scoring at 1:18 of the first period.
Roberto Luongo stopped 25 of 26 Dallas shots in the victory.
Brad Richards scored for the Stars, finding the net behind Roberto Luongo.
Kari Lehtonen stopped 26 of 33 shots for the Stars, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Vancouver went 3-for-7, while the Stars were 0-for-4 with the man advantage.
Dallas lost the shots on goal battle to Vancouver by a margin of 36-26.
Vancouver heads into a battle against the Predators. Dallas, meanwhile, will have their next action against Edmonton.