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game recap

STARS 2, AVALANCHE 1

Monday, 06.18.2012 / 11:39 PM

Colorado Avalanche


James Neal had a goal and an assist and Steve Ott also scored to lead the Dallas Stars to a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Friday night at American Airlines Center. 

Patrick Bordeleau scored the lone goal for the Avalanche, which dropped to 1-2 in the preseason.

Neal opened the scoring at 12:03 of the opening frame when his wrister beat Avalanche starter Peter Budaj. Neal would later gain the primary assist on Ott’s tally, which came from just outside new Colorado goaltender Jason Bacashihua’s crease at 6:51 of the third period. Ott’s goal gave the Stars a 2-0 advantage and would stand up as the game-winner.

Bordeleau put Colorado within striking distance at 9:15 of the third period, as his backhander got past Dallas netminder Kari Lehtonen. Defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk and forward Mark Olver were credited with assists on the play.

Colorado went on a power play with 1:36 remaining in the contest, but Lehtonen – who had 34 saves on the evening - stopped two shots by Brandon Yip in the final minute to secure the victory.

Budaj played the first 40 minutes for Colorado and stopped 13 of the 14 shots he faced. Bacashihua came on to start the third period and made six saves.
scoring summary
1st Period
12:03
DAL
James Neal (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Brad Richards (1), Stephane Robidas (1)
1 - 0 DAL
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
06:51
DAL
PPG - Steve Ott (1) Wrist shot - ASST: James Neal (1), Brad Richards (2)
2 - 0 DAL
09:15
COL
Patrick Bordeleau (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Kevin Shattenkirk (1), Mark Olver (1)
2 - 1 DAL
penalty summary
1st Period
11:29
COL
Chris Stewart  Boarding  - 2 min against  Nicklas Grossmann
11:48
DAL
Steve Ott  Interference  - 2 min against  Cameron Gaunce
14:26
COL
Cody McLeod  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Brandon Segal
14:26
DAL
Brandon Segal  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Cody McLeod
17:48
DAL
Colton Sceviour  Too many men/ice - bench  - 2 min
2nd Period
01:17
DAL
Brian Sutherby  Tripping  - 2 min against  Ryan O'Reilly
05:30
DAL
Karlis Skrastins  Holding  - 2 min against  Mark Olver
17:41
DAL
Aaron Gagnon  Hooking  - 2 min against  Ryan Stoa
3rd Period
03:23
DAL
Luke Gazdic  Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Luke Walker
05:51
COL
Daniel Winnik  Slashing  - 2 min against  Steve Ott
13:18
COL
Colby Cohen  Hooking  - 2 min against  Jamie Benn
18:24
DAL
Stephane Robidas  Interference  - 2 min against  Stefan Elliott
goalie stats
Peter Budaj
SA: 14TOI: 40:00
GA: 1SV%: .929
Jason Bacashihua
SA: 7TOI: 18:24
GA: 1SV%: .857
Kari Lehtonen
Kari Lehtonen
SA: 35TOI: 60:00
GA: 1SV%: .971
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