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game recap

Stars Edge Avalanche on Sceviour's Late Goal

Tuesday, 12.17.2013 / 10:03 PM

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Three Stars of the Game
Ray Whitney
1st
Ray Whitney
G: 2Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 12:15
Colton Sceviour
2nd
Colton Sceviour
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 2
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 11:53
Matt Duchene
3rd
G: 1Shots: 4
A: 1Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 19:10

DALLAS -- One night after losing 6-2 to the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center, the Dallas Stars exacted a bit of revenge on their Central Division rival. Rookie Colton Sceviour scored late in the third period for Dallas, and the Stars held off a late rush by the Avs for a 3-2 win at American Airlines Center.

Sceviour scored his second-career goal in his third NHL game with 2:52 remaining on a breakaway after receiving a nifty pass from Rich Peverley near the Colorado blue line. Sceviour then beat Avalanche goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere through the five-hole for the deciding goal.

Ray Whitney had two goals and rookie Alex Chiasson added two assists for Dallas, which received a 25-save performance from goaltender Dan Ellis.

Matt Duchene and Erik Johnson each had a goal and an assist for Colorado.

The Avalanche got an early break when Dallas forward Ryan Garbutt earned a double-minor penalty for a high stick on Andre Benoit 1:03 into the game. Colorado needed 1:36 to capitalize on the power play with Duchene netting his 15th of the season by knocking in a rebound after the initial slapper from just inside the blue line by Johnson was stopped by Ellis.

Dallas tied the game 1-1 at 7:31 of the first when Whitney scored his first goal since Nov. 3 at the Ottawa Senators, a span of 13 games. He knocked in a pass from Shawn Horcoff near the far post.

At 10:20 of the second, the Avalanche regained the lead when Johnson beat Ellis with a snap shot from the left circle for his fourth of the season during a 4-on-4. The sequence began after Duchene spun past a defender at the left-wing wall and sent a cross-ice feed to Johnson at the right circle. Johnson's snap sailed over Ellis' blocker to make it a 2-1 game.

Whitney tied the contest again for Dallas with a power-play tally at 17:19 of the middle stanza. The Stars had gained the advantage when Paul Stastny was called for hooking at 16:09 and capitalized when Whitney converted from the right circle for his third of the season, beating Giguere far post for the equalizer.

Giguere finished with 25 saves and stopped 13 shots in the second period.

Dallas went on the power play again at 5:05 of the third after a tripping call on Barrie. That became a 5-on-3 chance when Benoit fired the puck over the boards at 6:20. However, the Stars were unable to capitalize.

With 6:29 remaining in regulation, Colorado went on the power play for a sixth time after Horcoff was called for a high stick on Barrie. Ellis robbed Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog at close range with a glove save at 15:08 of the third to keep the game tied.

Colorado had several more chances in the final 30 seconds as it fired six shots in a 10-second span. Ellis made three saves in the sequence and received some help from his defense, which blocked the other three shots.

scoring summary
1st Period
02:37
COL
PPG - Matt Duchene (15) Wrist shot - ASST: Erik Johnson (8), Tyson Barrie (4)
1 - 0 COL
07:31
DAL
Ray Whitney (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Shawn Horcoff (7), Alex Chiasson (9)
1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
10:20
COL
Erik Johnson (4) Snap shot - ASST: Matt Duchene (13), Nick Holden (3)
2 - 1 COL
17:19
DAL
PPG - Ray Whitney (3) Snap shot - ASST: Alex Chiasson (10), Sergei Gonchar (12)
2 - 2 Tie
3rd Period
17:08
DAL
Colton Sceviour (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Rich Peverley (8), Dan Ellis (1)
3 - 2 DAL
penalty summary
1st Period
01:03
DAL
Ryan Garbutt  Hi-sticking against  Andre Benoit
01:03
DAL
Ryan Garbutt  Hi-sticking against  Andre Benoit
10:35
COL
Marc-Andre Cliche  Fighting (maj) against  Alex Chiasson
10:35
DAL
Alex Chiasson  Fighting (maj) against  Marc-Andre Cliche
10:35
DAL
Alex Chiasson  Cross checking against  Marc-Andre Cliche
10:35
COL
Marc-Andre Cliche  Roughing against  Alex Chiasson
14:28
DAL
Jamie Benn  Holding against  Erik Johnson
2nd Period
00:57
COL
Paul Stastny  Tripping against  Sergei Gonchar
07:32
DAL
Antoine Roussel  Roughing against  Andre Benoit
07:32
DAL
Antoine Roussel  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Andre Benoit
09:14
COL
Tyson Barrie  Interference against  Ryan Garbutt
16:09
COL
Paul Stastny  Hooking against  Brenden Dillon
3rd Period
05:05
COL
Tyson Barrie  Tripping against  Rich Peverley
06:20
COL
Andre Benoit  Delay of game
13:31
DAL
Shawn Horcoff  Hi-sticking against  Tyson Barrie
goalie stats
Jean-Sebastien Giguere
SA: 28TOI: 58:35
Saves: 25EV: 18 - 20
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 7
SV%: .893SH: 1 - 1
Dan Ellis
Dan Ellis
4-3-0
SA: 27TOI: 59:47
Saves: 25EV: 16 - 17
PIM: 0PP: 7 - 8
SV%: .926SH: 2 - 2
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