Colorado 2, Dallas 1

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, January 14, 2012 3:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Colorado 24-20-2-0 13-11-0-0 11-9-2-0 W1
Dallas 24-18-0-1 13-8-0-1 11-10-0-0 L1

Recap


Paul Stastny scored a power-play goal to snap a tie midway into the third period as the Colorado Avalanche skated to a 2-1 road victory over the Dallas Stars on Saturday.
 
Stastny also assisted on David Jones' first-period goal and Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped 21 shots for Colorado, which snapped a three-game losing skid (0-2-1) after winning nine of its previous 10 contests. With the triumph, Colorado moved one point ahead of Dallas in the congested Western Conference standings.
 
With Dallas' Steve Ott serving a hooking penalty midway through the third period, the Avalanche made the Stars pay just 13 seconds into the power play. Stastny deflected defenseman Erik Johnson's point shot past Kari Lehtonen for his 12th goal of the season and first since Dec. 21.
 
After mustering just three goals in as many contests, Colorado opened the scoring midway into the first period after Lehtonen misplayed the puck behind his own net. Stastny alertly fed Jones, who calmly backhanded the puck into the net for his ninth goal of the season and second in four games.
 
Giguere's bid for his 36th career shutout came to an end at 5:26 of the third period as Vernon Fiddler backhanded a rebound of Radek Dvorak's original shot past the veteran netminder.
 
Lehtonen finished with 21 saves as Dallas fell to 8-3-1 in its last 12 home games versus Colorado.

Top Game Performances

Colorado   Dallas
Paul Stastny 2 Points Vernon Fiddler 1
Paul Stastny 1 Goals Vernon Fiddler 1
Paul Stastny 1 Assists Radek Dvorak 1
Paul Stastny 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jean-Sebastien Giguere .955 Save Percentage Kari Lehtonen .913
Jean-Sebastien Giguere 21 Saves Kari Lehtonen 21

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Colorado 23 2 1-3 3-3 8 32
Dallas 22 1 0-3 2-3 8 27

Upcoming Games

  • Dallas will play their next game on the road against Dallas . The Stars have a W/L % of .520 after a win and .611 after a loss.
  • Colorado will play their next game on the road against Phoenix . The Avalanche have a W/L % of .542 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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