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Erik Cole scores 2 goals, Kari Lehtonen has 43 saves to help Stars beat Canucks 6-3

  • Vancouver Canucks' Chris Tanev (8) has the puck stripped away by Dallas Stars' Ryan Garbutt (16) during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Dallas. The Stars won 6-3. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    Vancouver Canucks' Chris Tanev (8) has the puck stripped away by Dallas Stars' Ryan Garbutt (16) during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Dallas. The Stars won 6-3. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Vancouver Canucks' Brad Richardson (15) defends as Dallas Stars right wing Erik Cole (72) handles the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Dallas. Cole had two goals in the game helping the Stars to the 6-3 win. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    Vancouver Canucks' Brad Richardson (15) defends as Dallas Stars right wing Erik Cole (72) handles the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Dallas. Cole had two goals in the game helping the Stars to the 6-3 win. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)  (The Associated Press)

Erik Cole scored two goals, Kari Lehtonen made 43 saves and the Dallas Stars held off the Vancouver Canucks 6-3 on Tuesday night.

Dallas scored five goals on only 12 shots against Vancouver starting goalie Ryan Miller to drive him from the game just 1:17 into the second period. He entered the game with a 3-0-0 record and 1.95 goals against average.

Cole gave the Stars leads of 2-0 in the first period and 6-1 in the second. It was his first two-goal game since last New Year's Eve.

Lehtonen 43 saves were a season high, and six off his career high. Vancouver outshot the Stars 46-28.

Ryan Garbutt, Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn each had a goal and an assist for Dallas, and Shawn Horcoff assisted on both of Cole's goals.

Radim Vrbata, Zack Kassian and Jannik Hansen scored for the Canucks.

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