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Avalanche 5, Stars 0

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM

Associated Press

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Avalanche 5, Stars 0
Dallas Stars 0, Colorado Avalanche 5

DENVER (AP) - Peter Budaj made 31 saves for his first shutout of the season, Kevin Porter scored two goals and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Dallas Stars 5-0 on Saturday night.

Philippe Dupuis had a short-handed goal and two assists. Milan Hejduk and Brandon Yip also scored for the Avalanche and Matt Duchene chipped in with two assists.

Dallas came into the game leading the league in goals per game and had scored six goals in Phoenix on Friday night, but Budaj kept the high-scoring Stars off the board. He made 14 saves in the second period and benefited from two hit posts en route to his first shutout since Dec. 7, 2009.

Meanwhile, his team was peppering Andrew Raycroft with a season-high 45 shots.

Colorado got on the board midway through the first period.

Porter, who was recalled from Lake Erie of the AHL on Friday, put the Avalanche ahead 1-0 with his first goal of the season. David Van Der Gulik set it up by outworking Dallas defensemen Nicklas Grossman and Stephane Robidas to feed Porter in front of the net. Porter put a backhand by Raycroft with 9:58 left in the first period.

Hejduk made it 2-0 with his fifth goal of the season when he lifted a backhand over a sprawled Raycroft at 4:53 of the second period. The Avalanche extended the lead to 3-0 later in the period.

With Colby Cohen in the penalty box for roughing, Dupuis picked up a loose puck near center ice, skated into the Dallas end and beat Raycroft with a slapshot over his left shoulder with 6:55 left in the second.

The Avalanche blew it open with two goals in a 31-second span early in the third. Dupuis stole a puck from Dallas defenseman Jeff Woywitka and fed Porter, who scored to make it 4-0. Right after that Yip redirected Duchene's centering pass by Raycroft to finish the scoring.

Notes: Budaj's victory gives him 90 career wins with the Avalanche, third in franchise history behind Patrick Roy (262) and Dan Bouchard (107). ... Dupuis' goal was the first of his career. ... Avalanche G Craig Anderson (knee injury) could return in a week or two.

scoring summary
1st Period
10:02
COL
Kevin Porter (1) ASST: David Van Der Gulik (1), Philippe Dupuis (2)
1 - 0 COL
2nd Period
04:53
COL
Milan Hejduk (5) ASST: Matt Duchene (8), Brandon Yip (3)
2 - 0 COL
13:05
COL
SHG - Philippe Dupuis (1) ASST: Scott Hannan (3)
3 - 0 COL
3rd Period
05:39
COL
Kevin Porter (2) ASST: Philippe Dupuis (3)
4 - 0 COL
06:10
COL
Brandon Yip (3) ASST: Matt Duchene (9), Milan Hejduk (9)
5 - 0 COL
penalty summary
1st Period
06:07
COL
TJ Galiardi  Roughing against  Stephane Robidas
06:07
DAL
Stephane Robidas  Roughing against  TJ Galiardi
15:48
DAL
Nicklas Grossmann  Roughing against  Colby Cohen
15:48
DAL
Brenden Morrow  Cross checking against  Colby Cohen
15:48
COL
Chris Stewart  Cross checking against  Brenden Morrow
15:48
COL
Colby Cohen  Roughing against  Nicklas Grossmann
18:43
COL
Cody McLeod  Hooking against  Brad Richards
2nd Period
12:22
COL
Colby Cohen  Holding against  Brenden Morrow
16:16
COL
Kyle Quincey  Interference against  Brenden Morrow
3rd Period
06:46
DAL
James Neal  Slashing against  Colby Cohen
12:21
DAL
Steve Ott  Roughing against  Cody McLeod
12:21
DAL
Steve Ott  Roughing against  Cody McLeod
12:21
COL
Cody McLeod  Roughing against  Steve Ott
19:53
COL
Brandon Yip  Fighting (maj) against  Brian Sutherby
19:53
DAL
Brian Sutherby  Fighting (maj) against  Brandon Yip
goalie stats
Andrew Raycroft
SA: 45TOI: 60:00
Saves: 40EV: 36 - 40
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 3
SV%: .889SH: 1 - 2
Peter Budaj
SA: 31TOI: 60:00
Saves: 31EV: 29 - 29
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 2
SV%: 1.000SH: 0 - 0
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