DALLAS (AP) – Alexander Kerfoot scored within the first interval and assisted on Nathan MacKinnon’s winner, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Dallas Stars four-1 on Saturday night time for his or her sixth straight win.
The Avalanche remained in final place within the tight Central Division however are solely two factors behind Dallas for the second wild card within the Western Convention.
Each groups have been enjoying for the primary time in every week. The Stars had gained 4 of their earlier 5 video games.
MacKinnon made it 2-1 with thirteen:27 to play on a snap shot from the within fringe of the left faceoff circle. The puck went off goalie Ben Bishop and into the web.
Blake Comeau scored with 1:forty left, and Mark Barberio added an empty-internet, brief-handed aim.
Colorado’s Jonathan Bernier made 27 saves for his fifth straight win whereas filling in for injured goalie Semyon Varlamov.
Jamie Benn had tied it with a rebound aim within the second interval.
Colorado took a 1-zero lead 14:09 into the primary interval. Kerfoot skated down the left aspect to low within the faceoff circle and lifted a snap shot over Bishop.
Dallas outshot the Avalanche 9-6 within the first. On the Stars’ greatest probability, Bernier stopped Benn’s backhand on a breakaway.
The Stars gained a problem that disallowed an obvious Colorado aim at 7:03 of the second interval. Referee Tim Peel introduced that there had been “vital contact” with Bishop by Comeau. Bishop was down behind the objective when Matt Nieto appeared to tip a cross into the empty internet.
At 18:20 of the third interval, Comeau gained redemption together with his aim on a snap shot from the left circle.
Dallas did not have a shot on aim for the primary thirteen:fifty one of the second, however regrouped and tied it at 15:forty three.
Alexander Radulov arrange John Klingberg low within the slot for a wrist shot. Bernier made a pad save, however the rebound went to Benn, who wristed the puck over the goalie.
Colorado’s Tyson Jost had an in-shut probability towards a sprawling Bishop with barely a minute left within the second, however the goalie made a skate save.
NOTES: Colorado’s Nikita Zadorov had two assists. … The Avalanche gained the season collection, three video games to 2. … The Avalanche have efficiently killed forty five of forty seven energy performs in 15 video games, together with all 4 on Saturday. … Corridor of Fame goalie Ed Belfour dropped the ceremonial first puck because the Stars and their followers continued to acknowledge the highest gamers throughout their 25 years in Dallas.
Avalanche: Start a 3-recreation homestand on Monday night time vs. Anaheim.
Stars: Play at Boston on Monday night time to open a 4-recreation journey.
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