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Kari Lehtonen makes 27 saves for 2nd shutout this season as Stars blank Canucks 2-0

  • Dallas Stars' goalie Kari Lehtonen, left, of Finland, stops Vancouver Canucks' Chris Higgins on a breakway during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver,British Columbia, on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

    Dallas Stars' goalie Kari Lehtonen, left, of Finland, stops Vancouver Canucks' Chris Higgins on a breakway during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver,British Columbia, on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)  (The Associated Press)

  • Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen, of Finland, stops a Vancouver Canucks shot during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

    Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen, of Finland, stops a Vancouver Canucks shot during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)  (The Associated Press)

  • Vancouver Canucks' Derek Dorsett (51) and Dallas Stars' Jyrki Jokipakka, of Finland, collide during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

    Vancouver Canucks' Derek Dorsett (51) and Dallas Stars' Jyrki Jokipakka, of Finland, collide during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)  (The Associated Press)

Kari Lehtonen made 27 saves for his second shutout this season and the 29th of his career as the Dallas Stars defeated Vancouver 2-0 on Wednesday night to extend the Canucks' losing streak to five games.

Colton Sceviour and Antoine Roussel, into an empty net, scored for the Stars.

Eddie Lack stopped 27 shots for Vancouver. Lack started for the first time since Dec. 7 in place of No. 1 goalie Ryan Miller, who gave up five goals on 23 shots in a 5-1 loss to the New York Rangers on Saturday.

Lehtonen has four wins this month but came in with a 3.10 goals-against average on the season.

Sceviour opened the scoring at 2:53 of the second period when his backhand shot deflected off the back of Lack's glove and into the net.