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Lindell scores 1st goal, adds assist, Stars beat Canucks 2-1

  • Dallas Stars' Esa Lindell (23), Jamie Oleksiak (5) and Radek Faksa (12) celebrate after Faksa scored against Vancouver Canucks goalie Ryan Miller (30) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Mike Stone)

    Dallas Stars' Esa Lindell (23), Jamie Oleksiak (5) and Radek Faksa (12) celebrate after Faksa scored against Vancouver Canucks goalie Ryan Miller (30) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Mike Stone)  (The Associated Press)

  • Dallas Stars' Jason Spezza (90) tries to control the puck as Vancouver Canucks' Bo Horvat (53) and Jayson Megna (46) apply pressure during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Mike Stone)

    Dallas Stars' Jason Spezza (90) tries to control the puck as Vancouver Canucks' Bo Horvat (53) and Jayson Megna (46) apply pressure during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Mike Stone)  (The Associated Press)

  • Dallas Stars' Esa Lindell (23), Jamie Oleksiak (5) and Radek Faksa (12) celebrate as Faksa scores against the Vancouver Canucks during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Mike Stone)

    Dallas Stars' Esa Lindell (23), Jamie Oleksiak (5) and Radek Faksa (12) celebrate as Faksa scores against the Vancouver Canucks during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Mike Stone)  (The Associated Press)

Esa Lindell scored his first NHL goal and had an assist to help the Dallas Stars beat the Vancouver Canucks 2-1 on Friday night.

Playing in his 17th game for Dallas, Lindell at first was credited with the goal at 9:32 of the second period that tied it 1. A scoring change gave the goal to Radek Faksa, who deflected Lindell's drive from the left point past goalie Ryan Miller.

With 4:02 left in the second, Lindell scored from the inside edge of the left faceoff circle past a screen from Patrick Eaves.

The Canucks' Jayson Megna scored his first goal of the season at 5:01 of the first period.

After that, Dallas' Antti Niemi shut down Vancouver and finished with 30 saves, 14 in the third period. The Canucks had a power play for the final 1:57.

Miller made 26 saves.