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Stars seek more sparks against reeling Avalanche

Feb 5, 2009 - 11:22 AM Dallas (24-18-7) at Colorado (24-26-1), 9:00 p.m. EST

DENVER (Ticker) -- The Dallas Stars are out to prove they are not done making up for a shoddy first half of the season.

Seeking their sixth straight win, the Stars visit the reeling Colorado Avalanche on Thursday.

Brad Richards and rookie James Neal each scored a goal and set up another as Dallas extended its winning streak to five games by vanquishing the Calgary Flames, 3-1, on Tuesday.

Jere Lehtinen also tallied and Marty Turco turned aside 24 shots for the Stars, which has won five in a row for the first time since a seven-game run from January 29-February 11, 2008.

A few months removed from competing in the Western Conference finals, Dallas suffered a huge blow when captain Brenden Morrow went down with a season-ending torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in late November.

The Stars then entered December with an 8-11-4 record and limped into the All-Star break with a 20-18-7 mark.

However, they have not missed a beat since, outscoring opponents, 20-7, during their current streak.

Colorado, meanwhile, snapped a four-game skid by posting a 4-3 triumph over the Calgary Flames on Monday.

Prior to that win, the Avalanche had lost seven of eight.








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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    DALLAS 1 0 1 2
    COLORADO 0 1 2 3 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: DAL - STEVE OTT 9 (MATT NISKANEN, JERE LEHTINEN) 19:20
    2ND PRD: COL - MILAN HEJDUK 20 (RYAN SMYTH, SCOTT HANNAN) 13:11
    3RD PRD: COL - (PP) MAREK SVATOS 12 (WOJTEK WOLSKI, MILAN HEJDUK)
    0:42
    DAL - LOUI ERIKSSON 25 (TO

    Feb 5 11:19 PM


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    DALLAS 2
    COLORADO 3
    3RD PRD: COL - CODY MCLEOD 12 (TYLER ARNASON) 12:49

    Stars 2, Avalanche 3  3rd - 7:11Feb 5 11:08 PM
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    Stars 2, Avalanche 3  3rd - 7:11Feb 5 11:08 PM
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    Stars 2, Avalanche 2  3rd - 7:22Feb 5 11:04 PM


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    DALLAS 2
    COLORADO 2
    3RD PRD: DAL - LOUI ERIKSSON 25 (TOBY PETERSEN, MATT NISKANEN) 8:02

    Stars 2, Avalanche 2  3rd - 11:58Feb 5 10:59 PM
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    Stars 2, Avalanche 2  3rd - 11:58Feb 5 10:59 PM


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    DALLAS 1
    COLORADO 2
    3RD PRD: COL - (PP) MAREK SVATOS 12 (WOJTEK WOLSKI, MILAN HEJDUK) 0:42

    Stars 1, Avalanche 2  3rd - 19:18Feb 5 10:51 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    DALLAS 1 0 1
    COLORADO 0 1 1 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: DAL - STEVE OTT 9 (MATT NISKANEN, JERE LEHTINEN) 19:20
    2ND PRD: COL - MILAN HEJDUK 20 (RYAN SMYTH, SCOTT HANNAN) 13:11
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    DAL 9 7

    Feb 5 10:31 PM


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    DALLAS 1
    COLORADO 1
    2ND PRD: COL - MILAN HEJDUK 20 (RYAN SMYTH, SCOTT HANNAN) 13:11

    Stars 1, Avalanche 1  2nd - 6:49Feb 5 10:20 PM
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    Stars 1, Avalanche 1  2nd - 6:49Feb 5 10:20 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    DALLAS 1 1
    COLORADO 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: DAL - STEVE OTT 9 (MATT NISKANEN, JERE LEHTINEN) 19:20
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    DAL 9 9
    COL 7 7
    GOALIES: DAL - MARTY TURCO
    COL -

    Feb 5 9:41 PM


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    DALLAS 1
    COLORADO 0
    1ST PRD: DAL - STEVE OTT 9 (MATT NISKANEN, JERE LEHTINEN) 19:20

    Stars 1, Avalanche 0  1st - 0:40Feb 5 9:41 PM