Something old, something new, something borrowed…it all kept the Stars from being blue Tuesday night at American Airlines Center. Dallas came up with a huge goal from Colton Sceviour with 2:52 remaining in the third period and grabbed a 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche. Sceviour was the new, scoring his second goal of the season in just his third game. Ray Whitney was something old. The 41-year-old winger had scored just one goal this season before busting out for two on Tuesday. And the borrowed, well that was the stick of Rich Peverley. The versatile winger broke his stick on a penalty kill late in the game, but he skated to the bench to get a new one from assistant equipment manager Dennis Soetaert, and then fed Sceviour for the breakaway that would result in the game-winning goal. Dallas gets its first win over the Avalanche this season, and moves to 16-12-5 (37 points). Colorado falls to 22-10-1 (45 points). Dan Ellis had 25 saves and moved his home record to 4-0-0. It was a big win for Dallas, which had lost 6-2 in Colorado on Monday, and is missing three veteran defensemen in Stephane Robidas (broken leg), Trevor Daley (high ankle sprain) and Aaron Rome (lower body). Cameron Gaunce stepped into the lineup from the AHL, and Dallas improved its all-around play. "We spent a good deal of time talking about our play away from the puck, and I thought we did an excellent job tonight," Stars coach Lindy Ruff said. "We had some tough situations to get through, but I thought the guys did a good job of paying attention to the details of the game." Dallas was outshot 48-33 on Monday, but outshot the Avalanche 28-27 on Tuesday.
Stars get help from unexpected places in 3-2 victory over Avalanche
Dallas Morning News | Dec 18