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Avalanche 5, Stars 4

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM

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Avalanche 5, Stars 4
Colorado Avalanche 5, Dallas Stars 4

DALLAS (AP) -Milan Hejduk scored two goals and the Colorado Avalanche held on for a 5-4 victory over the Dallas Stars on Saturday.

Darcy Tucker, Ryan Smyth and Tyler Arnason also scored for the Avalanche (2-3) in their first road win of the season.

Paul Stastny, Joe Sakic and Wojtek Wolski had two assists each for Colorado.

Fabian Brunnstrom, James Neal, Loui Eriksson and Brad Richards had goals for the Stars (1-3-1). Dallas also had a late goal overturned.

Colorado took a 5-2 lead into the third period, but Dallas got close when Eriksson scored from the slot with 18 minutes left and Richards scored 4:47 later.

The Stars thought they'd pulled even at 5-5 with 7:31 left on Brenden Morrow's power-play deflection off Richards' centering pass.

But after a video review, officials ruled that the puck went in off Morrow's glove and the goal was disallowed.

The Avs held a 2-1 lead after one period.

A turnover by Dallas' Mike Modano developed into a 2-on-1 Colorado rush, and Hejduk notched his fourth goal of the season off Stastny's setup at 6:44 of the opening period.

Brunnstrom's power-play goal at 16:25 of the first period tied it at 1-1, but the Avalanche capitalized on another 2-on-1 only 1:14 later when Tucker converted Wolski's pass.

Neal drew Dallas even at 2-2 only 13 seconds into the second period, scoring from the slot.

Hejduk put Colorado back in front 3-2 on the power play at 5:29 of the second period when his one-timer from the left circle bounced off the goal post, off Dallas goalie Marty Turco's skate and into the net.

Liles' power-play tally at 14:06 of the second period made it 4-2.

Turco got caught out of position as he tried to play the puck behind his net, and Arnason popped a shot into an open net at 18:05 of the second period to stretch Colorado's advantage to 5-2.

Notes: Stastny and Sakic have points in all five games this season. ... Stars D Doug Janik left the game early in the second period to get medical treatment after taking a puck in the face and did not return. ... Rookies Brunnstrom and Neal have combined for six of Dallas' 16 goals this season. ... Stars coach Dave Tippett shook up his lines in an effort to jump-start the offense after a 6-1 loss at St. Louis on Thursday night. ... Seconds after the third-period goal was disallowed, Morrow was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct.

scoring summary
1st Period
06:44
COL
Milan Hejduk (4) Wrist shot - ASST: Paul Stastny (6)
1 - 0 COL
16:25
DAL
PPG - Fabian Brunnstrom (4) Wrist shot - ASST: Brenden Morrow (3), Brad Richards (3)
1 - 1 Tie
17:39
COL
Darcy Tucker (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Wojtek Wolski (3)
2 - 1 COL
2nd Period
00:13
DAL
James Neal (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Mike Modano (3), B.J. Crombeen (2)
2 - 2 Tie
05:29
COL
PPG - Milan Hejduk (5) Slapshot - ASST: Joe Sakic (6), Paul Stastny (7)
3 - 2 COL
13:06
COL
PPG - Ryan Smyth (2) Wrist shot - ASST: John-Michael Liles (3), Joe Sakic (7)
4 - 2 COL
18:05
COL
Tyler Arnason (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Wojtek Wolski (4)
5 - 2 COL
3rd Period
02:00
DAL
Loui Eriksson (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Mike Ribeiro (4), Sean Avery (2)
5 - 3 COL
06:47
DAL
Brad Richards (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Stephane Robidas (4), Loui Eriksson (1)
5 - 4 COL
penalty summary
1st Period
02:30
DAL
Steve Ott  Fighting (maj) against  Ian Laperriere
02:30
COL
Ian Laperriere  Fighting (maj) against  Steve Ott
07:26
DAL
Nicklas Grossmann  Fighting (maj) against  Cody McCormick
07:26
COL
Cody McCormick  Fighting (maj) against  Nicklas Grossmann
12:20
DAL
Trevor Daley  Holding the stick against  Joe Sakic
15:32
COL
Adam Foote  Hooking against  Mike Ribeiro
2nd Period
00:42
DAL
Trevor Daley  Hooking against  Joe Sakic
04:42
DAL
Stephane Robidas  Hooking against  Cody McCormick
08:17
DAL
B.J. Crombeen  Fighting (maj) against  Cody McLeod
08:17
COL
Cody McLeod  Fighting (maj) against  B.J. Crombeen
11:13
DAL
Mike Ribeiro  Hi-sticking against  Marek Svatos
13:37
DAL
Nicklas Grossmann  Slashing against  Cody McCormick
19:50
COL
Wojtek Wolski  Holding against  Mike Ribeiro
3rd Period
02:22
DAL
James Neal  Hi-sticking against  Joe Sakic
09:20
COL
Cody McCormick  Hi-sticking against  Fabian Brunnstrom
11:49
COL
Scott Hannan  Tripping against  Loui Eriksson
13:55
DAL
Brenden Morrow  Unsportsmanlike conduct
18:52
DAL
Brenden Morrow  Slashing against  Joe Sakic
18:55
COL
Paul Stastny  Tripping against  Brad Richards
goalie stats
Andrew Raycroft
SA: 30TOI: 60:00
Saves: 26EV: 22 - 25
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 5
SV%: .867SH: 0 - 0
Marty Turco
Marty Turco
1-3-1
SA: 22TOI: 58:32
Saves: 17EV: 12 - 15
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 7
SV%: .773SH: 0 - 0
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