NHL Game Summary - Colorado at Dallas
(Saturday, January 10th)
Final Score: Colorado 4, Dallas 2
Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - Alex Tanguay scored two goals to lead Colorado over Dallas, 4-2, at the American Airlines Center.
Milan Hejduk and Adam Foote each registered a goal and assist for the Avalanche, who have won five of their last six games (5-0-0-1). It was only Colorado's second win in nine games against Dallas.
Scott Young and Jason Arnott each lit the lamp for the Stars, who have only one win in their last seven outings (1-2-4).
Colorado scored the game's first four goals and held on for the win. In fact, Hejduk opened the scoring on the game's first shot 7:05 in on a wrist shot from the right circle.
The Avalanche extended their edge to 2-0 at 11:18 of the second. While on the power play, Tanguay tallied his 11th of the season with a high slapper from the left circle.
Then at 15:20, Tanguay found the back of the net again, this time off of a rebound with another power-play goal.
Foote scored the final Colorado goal with just 20 seconds remaining in the second period, also coming on the power play.
"The game was taken out of our hands," said Young. "They've got too much talent on that team to give them any penalties."
Dallas finally got on the scoreboard 5:12 into the final stanza when Young recorded his fifth of the campaign from the slot on the power play.
Arnott's 10th of the season trimmed the deficit to 4-2 at the 13:11 mark of the third, but it was too little, too late for the Stars.
"We were even strength the whole third period," said Dallas' Stu Barnes. "The first and third periods were pretty solid, but the second period we were killing penalties the whole time."
David Aebischer made 24 saves for the Avalanche, while Marty Turco stopped 15 shots for the Stars.
Colorado was 3-of-7 on the power play, while Dallas scored once on five chances with the man advantage...The home team lost for the first time in the last eight meetings (4-1-3).
01/10 20:07:57 ET