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Stars 2, Avalanche 1, SO

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM

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Stars 2, Avalanche 1, SO
Colorado Avalanche 1, Dallas Stars 2

DALLAS (AP) -Mike Modano scored in the fourth round of a shootout, and Marty Turco stopped Ryan Smyth's final attempt to give the Dallas Stars a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Friday night.

Colorado's Wojtek Wolski converted in the first round, but Turco was perfect the next three rounds to end the Avalanche's unbeaten streak in shootouts at eight - the third-longest streak in the league since the tiebreaker system was implemented in 2005.

Mike Ribeiro got the Stars even in the third round of the shootout, and Modano put Dallas in front on a wrist shot into the upper right corner past Colorado goaltender Peter Budaj.

Turco came up with the save on Smyth to end it, after the goaltender had given up the tying goal to Marek Svatos with 55.5 seconds left in regulation. The goal ended Turco's bid for his 34th career shutout.

The Stars were without forward Sean Avery, serving a six-game suspension announced by the league earlier Friday for a crude comment regarding his ex-girlfriends dating other hockey players.

Turco denied Colorado's Tyler Arnason from close range with a little over five minutes left in regulation, and made a sliding save on Smyth's rebound attempt with 11:34 to play. But Svatos' late goal denied Dallas' first shutout of the season.

A Paul Stastny shot wound up over the goal line with 1:31 left in regulation, but the goal was immediately disallowed because the referees lost sight of the puck.

Turco had 26 saves and Toby Petersen scored his third goal in four games for the Stars.

Budaj made 23 saves for the Avalanche.

Petersen's deflection of Modano's centering pass provided Dallas with the game's first goal at 7:57 of the second period.

Petersen notched his first goal for the Stars and first in two seasons in a 4-3 victory over Edmonton on Nov. 30, and has remained hot with three goals and an assist in the four-game span.

Notes: Dallas added C Tom Wandell, who was playing for Timra in the Swedish Elite League. The Stars' fifth-round draft pick in 2005 will practice with the team over the weekend and could be on the ice for Wednesday night's game against Phoenix. ... Colorado called up F Chris Stewart from Lake Erie of the American Hockey League. Stewart was on the active roster. ... Injured and out for the Stars were LW Jere Lehtinen (upper body), LW Brenden Morrow (knee), C Joel Lundqvist (shoulder), C Steve Ott (hand) and D Sergei Zubov (lower body). ... Sitting out for the Avalanche were C Joe Sakic (back), D Adam Foote (knee, neck), RW Darcy Tucker (knee), RW Brian Willsie (knee) and C Ben Guite (ribs). ... Colorado closed out a stretch of nine road contests in a 12-game span. ... The Stars were playing for the third time in four nights.

scoring summary
1st Period
2nd Period
Toby Petersen (3) ASST: Mike Modano (9), Matt Niskanen (4)
1 - 0 DAL
3rd Period
Marek Svatos (5) ASST: Paul Stastny (15), Ryan Smyth (7)
1 - 1 Tie
OT Period
1B. RichardsW. Wolski
2F. BrunnstromM. Svatos
3M. RibeiroM. Hejduk
4M. ModanoR. Smyth
penalty summary
1st Period
Ruslan Salei  Tripping against  Chris Conner
Brett Clark  Holding the stick against  James Neal
Daniel Tjarnqvist  Tripping against  Toby Petersen
Stephane Robidas  Hooking against  Paul Stastny
2nd Period
Trevor Daley  Interference against  Ruslan Salei
Nicklas Grossmann  Hi-sticking against  Chris Stewart
3rd Period
OT Period
goalie stats
Peter Budaj
Peter Budaj
SA: 24TOI: 64:02
Saves: 23EV: 20 - 21
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 3
SV%: .958SH: 0 - 0
Marty Turco
Marty Turco
SA: 27TOI: 64:56
Saves: 26EV: 22 - 23
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 4
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