NHL Preview from The Sports Network |
Saturday, January 10th
(All times eastern)
Colorado Avalanche (21-10-7-2) at Dallas Stars (18-17-8-0), 1 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Colorado Avalanche try to get back on the winning track
tonight when they travel to Dallas to face the Stars at the American Airlines
The Avalanche were dealt a 4-3 overtime loss by the Nashville Predators on
Thursday night at the Gaylord Entertainment Center. Jason York scored the
game-winner for the Predators.
Joe Sakic and Peter Forsberg each had a goal and an assist for Colorado, which
gained a point when Paul Kariya scored with 15 seconds left in regulation.
David Aebischer stopped 19 shots for the Avalanche, who had a four-game
winning streak snapped.
Forsberg has been on a tear lately, posting two goals and seven assists in the
last four contests.
The Avalanche, 9-3-5-2 on the road this season, continue their three-game
Colorado has 51 points and is five behind Vancouver for first place in the
The Stars are coming off of Thursday's 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers.
Jason Arnott recorded the primary assists on both Dallas goals, as the Stars
took a two-goal lead and hung on for the home win.
Marty Turco backed up NHL fans, who earlier in the day selected him to his
first-ever All-Star game start, by stopping 15 of the 16 shots he faced in the
Steve Ott and Scott Young scored the goals for Dallas, which won for the first
time in six games (1-1-4). However, the Stars have allowed no more than two
goals in 20 of their last 24 contests.
Stars center Mike Modano missed this contest, as well as the previous two,
with a groin injury. He was placed on injured reserve Friday and is expected
to be re-evaluated next week.
Dallas ends a brief two-game stand tonight.
The home team is unbeaten in the last seven meetings (4-0-3), including a 3-0
win by the Avs at the Pepsi Center on November 15. Colorado is 1-0-1 in the
last two matchups, but has dropped three straight in Dallas.
01/10 10:12:51 ET