Henrik Sedin sets team scoring record; Canucks blow lead against Stars
The Vancouver Canucks had a lot going for them tonight against the Dallas Stars at Rogers Arena.
The home team controlled much of the first period, thanks in part to the return of star centre Ryan Kesler. The only downside of the first frame was a Dallas goal on the short side of Cory Schneider moments after Mason Raymond's goal was disallowed at the other end.
Then the Canucks looked like they were going to blow things open in the second period, scoring three unanswered goals in the first 10 minutes.
Henrik Sedin assisted on two, pushing him past Markus Naslund as the Canucks' all-time scoring leader. This prompted a sustained standing ovation.
But a few things prevented Vancouver from posting its seventh straight victory.
The trouble began just after the 15-minute mark of the second period when the Stars appeared to win two out of three fights.
Less than two minutes later, Cody Eakin tightened the Canucks' lead to 3-2 on a night when Schneider was not at his best.
Then in the third period, the Stars scored two unanswered goals on seven shots, giving the visitors a 4-3 lead.
And the Canucks couldn't recover.
Three of the Stars goals weren't pretty, coming in scrambles or on bouncing pucks.
This, no doubt, will have many Vancouver fans wondering if Roberto Luongo has earned the Number 1 position, given Schneider's inconsistent performance.