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Stars-Avalanche Game Notes

Game summary: Colorado 4, Dallas 3 (SO)

The Dallas Stars rallied from a 3-0 deficit to tie the Colorado Avalanche 3-3 and force overtime, but fell 4-3 in a shootout Saturday at American Airlines Center. Adam Burish, Brenden Morrow and James Neal scored goals for the Stars, who had a five-game home winning streak snapped. Kari Lehtonen stopped 23 shots in regulation and overtime and three of five in the shootout. The Stars are now 10-7-1 on the season. The Stars play four of their next five games on the road, starting Monday with a game at Toronto.

Notes

  • The Stars are now 2-1 in shootouts this season and 4-1 in games that have gone beyond regulation. They are 2-0 in games decided in overtime.

  • Kari Lehtonen is now 23-9 in shootouts in his career.

  • James Neal has points in four straight games (3 goals, 4 assists).

  • Loui Eriksson has points in four straight games (0 goals, 5 assists).

  • The Stars outshot Colorado 29-26.

  • The Stars won 30 of 58 faceoffs in the game.

  • Tom Wandell won 7 of 9 faceoffs and Steve Ott won 5 of 7.

  • Nicklas Grossman was credited with a game-high 7 hits.

Stars lineup

Neal-Richards-Eriksson

Morrow-Ribeiro-Benn

Barch-Ott-Burish

Sutherby-Wandell-Petersen

Ott-Richards-Benn

Morrow-Ribeiro-Eriksson

Neal-Wandell-Burish

Neal-Richards-Benn

Ott-Wandell-Burish

Grossman-Robidas

Skrastins-Niskanen

Fistric-Daley

Lehtonen

Raycroft (backup)

Scratches: Segal, Woywitka

Power play units

Morrow-Ribeiro-Eriksson-Richards-Robidas/Niskanen

Neal-Benn-Ott-Richards-Daley

Penalty kill units

Burish-Petersen-Grossman-Robidas

Wandell-Eriksson-Skrastins-Grossman

Ott-Benn-Skrastins-Robidas

Burish-Petersen-Grossman-Daley

Wandell-Sutherby-Skrastins-Robidas

Shootout summary

Richards, Dallas: Backhand, pad save by Budaj, tied 0-0

Hejduk, Colorado: Backhand, shot high, tied 0-0

Eriksson, Dallas: Backhand, save Budaj, tied 0-0

Stewart, Colorado: Backhand to forehand, goal, Colorado leads 1-0

Ribeiro, Dallas: Snap shot, goal, tied 1-1

Duchene, Colorado: Snap shot, save Lehtonen, tied 1-1

Benn, Dallas: Snap shot, hit post, tied 1-1

Jones, Colorado: Snap shot, save Lehtonen, tied 1-1

Ott, Dallas: Slap shot, hit post, tied 1-1

Porter, Colorado, Snap shot, goal, Colorado wins shootout 2-1