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.