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Seguin’s hat trick leads Stars past Canucks, 6-1

Seguin’s hat trick leads Stars past Canucks, 6-1

Vancouver Canucks head coach John Tortorella, center, yells to referee Paul Devorski during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. The Ducks won 9-1. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Jae C. Hong

DALLAS (AP) — Tyler Seguin had three goals and two assists to lead the Dallas Stars to a 6-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night.

Jamie Benn, Alex Goligoski and Ryan Garbutt also scored for Dallas, which built a 5-0 lead. Kari Lehtonen made 31 saves, and Benn and Rich Peverley each had two assists.

Seguin scored twice in the first period, and completed his hat trick at 12:53 of the third. His third three-goal game this season tied Bill Guerin and Mike Modano for the Stars record.

Vancouver’s Zac Dalpe scored at 18:15 of the second period.

Dallas solidified its hold on the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference, improving to 9-3-2 in their last 14 goals.

The fading Canucks, 11th in the West, dropped to 1-10-1 in their last 12 and fell four points behind Dallas.
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