The Stars scored two goals in 17 seconds in the first period to take a lead they would never relinquish as they won their first back-to-back home games since October.

When the Dallas Stars win big at home this year, it often comes with a large helping of quick-strike goals from the offense.

And although there weren't three goals in a little more than a minute again Thursday night at the American Airlines Center, the Stars used another fast burst of offense - this time two goals in 17 seconds - to defeat the Vancouver Canucks by the score of 4-1.

Fresh off an 11-game goalless drought, Jamie Benn scored his third goal in as many games early in in the first period to open the scoring. Tyler Seguin was able to slip a pass through to Benn, who had beaten Kevin Bieksa to the slot after a neutral zone turnovers, and Benn picked the top corner over Luongo's left shoulder.

The Stars doubled their lead 17 seconds later on the back of the current Cape of Confidence wearer, Colton Sceviour. Rich Peverley found Sceviour driving hard to the net, and Sceviour was rewarded with his third goal of his NHL career and third in the last three games.

Vancouver quickly cut the lead in half as Chris Higgins got free down the right side and roofed a shot over Kari Lehtonen, and the teams went to the locker room with Dallas up 2-1.

After it seemed like the Canucks had the puck deep in the Stars end for most of the second period, Erik Cole made the game 3-1 Dallas after he stole the puck just outside the Canucks blueline and worked it into the zone. A quick shot handcuffed Luongo and snuck under his arm to restore the Stars two-goal cushion.

It looked like the Stars had taken a 4-1 lead very late in the second period after Ryan Garbutt forced a turnover that found its way onto Cody Eakin's stick, but the goal was waived off by referee Wes McCauley, who called Garbutt for interference after he picked off defenseman Dan Hamhuis.