Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - Derek Roy, Eric Nystrom and Jaromir Jagr each
registered a goal and an assist to help the Dallas Stars exact some revenge
against the Colorado Avalanche with a 5-2 win on Saturday at American Airlines
Cody Eakin and Jordie Benn also lit the lamp for the Stars, who have won two
straight since Wednesday's 4-3 setback in Colorado.
Jamie Benn recorded a trio of helpers, while Kari Lehtonen posted 33 saves in
Paul Stastny and PA Parenteau each scored once for the Avalanche, who have
lost nine straight on the road.
Semyon Varlamov allowed four goals on just 15 shots before being removed in
the second period. Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped 15-of-16 shots in relief.
Dallas opened the scoring just 34 seconds in, as Roy rifled a wrister from
the slot that sailed high over the glove of Varlamov for a 1-0 lead.
The Stars doubled their lead while on the power play near the midpoint of the
stanza when Jordie Benn recovered a rebound in front and backhanded the disc
into the back of the net to make it 2-0 at the 9:57 mark.
Dallas then added to its lead with a pair of goals within the first five
minutes of the second stanza to blow the game open.
The first came just 57 seconds in when Nystrom pounded home a rebound amid a
scrum in front for a 3-0 lead.
Eakin made it a four-goal game near the midpoint of the second when Jamie Benn
came up with a steal behind the net and threw a backhand feed in front for a
trailing Eakin, who one-timed the puck past Varlamov to chase the Colorado
netminder from the contest.
Parenteau's power-play marker in the final minute of the second trimmed the
margin to three before Stastny snuck a wrister past Lehtonen just 1:37 into
the final frame to bring Colorado within two.
The Avs would get no closer though, as Jagr won a battle behind the net
before stuffing in a wraparound at the 6:44 mark to make it 5-2.
Colorado hasn't won a road game since beating Minnesota on Feb. 14 and the Avs
are 2-10-3 as the guest this season ... Dallas improved to 7-6-2 at home ...
Dallas went 1-for-4 on the power play, while Colorado went 1-for-3 on the man
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