Canadiens goalie Charlie Lindgren had 26 saves.

Shore scored after taking a pass from John Klingberg and firing a wrist shot from the inside edge of the left faceoff circle. At 19:21, Spezza reached out to put in the rebound of a wrist shot by Seguin.

The Stars were also without center Martin Hanzal, who has a hand injury expected to keep him out for 3-to-7 days. The 30-year-old center’s season of injuries continues as his new ailment comes after he missed training camp with an ankle injury and another three games earlier this month with a lower-body issue.

Derek Dorsett didn’t play for the Canucks. He was sent to Vancouver for precautionary medical reasons stemming from neck and back stiffness. Dorsett missed 68 games last season after undergoing career-threatening cervical fusion neck surgery in December 2016. He has nine points in 20 games this season, along with 39 hits and a league-high 74 penalty minutes.

The Canucks have seven wins in 11 games against Eastern Conference teams this season. … The Canucks acquired Sutter from Pittsburgh during a July 2015 trade. … Canucks F Thomas Vanek has nine points in his past nine games, including an assist in five straight. … Canucks F Sven Baertschi has 12 points in his past 10 games. … Penguins F Carter Rowney skated in warmups, but missed his 14th straight game with a fractured hand. . Troy Stecher (knee) is expected to return during Vancouver’s season-high six-game road trip. … Guentzel has goals in his last three against the Canucks and points in all four career appearances.
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