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Stars edge Avs with Sceviour's late goal
Dallas, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Colton Sceviour scored with 2:52 left in the third period to lift the Dallas Stars over the Colorado Avalanche, 3-2, in the finale of a home-and-home series.
Ray Whitney scored a pair of goals for the Stars, who bounced back from a 6-2 loss to these Avalanche on Monday. Dan Ellis stopped 25-of-27 shots.
Matt Duchene and Erik Johnson each had a goal and an assist for Colorado, which went 1-for-6 on the power play. Jean-Sebastien Giguere turned aside 25- of-28 shots.
Dallas forward Ryan Garbutt earned a double-minor for a high stick 1:03 into the game. The Avalanche quickly capitalized as Duchene put home a rebound at 2:37.
The Stars tied it up at 7:31 when Whitney scored off a pass from Shawn Horcoff.
The Avalanche regained the lead midway through the middle stanza when Johnson beat Ellis with a shot from the right circle.
While on the power play, Whitney scored from the right circle at 17:19 to make it a 2-2 contest.
The Stars were unable to capitalize on a 5-on-3 power play early in the third stanza.
Sceviour's second NHL goal gave Dallas a 3-2 lead. Sceviour scored on a breakaway following a nice pass from Rich Peverley.
Dallas defenseman Aaron Rome missed the game with a lower-body injury ... The Stars went 1-for-4 on the power play ... Dallas placed forward Vernon Fiddler on injured reserve and recalled defenseman Cameron Gaunce from Texas of the American Hockey League.
12/17 23:45:10 ET