Dal 2 1 0 3
Col 0 2 2 4
Date of game: 3/20/2013

Recap: Colorado vs. Dallas

Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Chuck Kobasew scored the game-winner late in the third period as the Colorado Avalanche took a 4-3 win over the Dallas Stars.

Mark Olver posted a goal and two assists while Ryan O'Reilly and Gabriel Landeskog each scored for the Avalanche, who snapped a four-game losing streak. Semyon Varlamov posted 29 saves in the win.

"We generate a lot of chances," said Kobasew. "I've been around long enough to know to do whatever we can to win some games. We have to generate a lot of opportunities and when you get them you have to take advantage of them."

Jaromir Jagr had a goal and two assists while Trevor Daley and Ray Whitney each scored for the Stars, who have lost five of their last six. Kari Lehtonen gave up all four goals on 34 shots for the loss.

"We played flat tonight," said Jagr. "I guess we really didn't know how important this game was and with back-to-back games it's only going to get tougher."

The Stars held a 3-2 lead going into the third period, but the Avalanche tied the game 6:20 in, after O'Reilly rushed down the left wing and flung a wrister on net that fooled Lehtonen.

Colorado moved ahead for good with 3:29 to play after Matt Hunwick threw a shot on net from the left boards that hit off the helmet of Stephane Robidas, but the puck sat in front of the net and Kobasew snapped it in.

"A bit of a fluke play, I just took a whack at it and it worked out for us," said Kobasew.

Dallas got Lehtonen out of the net for an extra attacker in the final minute, but was unable to get any pressure in the Avalanche end.

The visitors netted the first goal of the game as Jagr took the puck into the zone down the right wing, cut to the slot and snapped a wrister that trickled past Varlamov at the 12:06 mark of the first period.

It was a 2-0 game four minutes later when Daley took a Jagr pass off the right boards and from the circle his wrist shot handcuffed Varlamov.

Colorado cut the deficit to one 8:48 into the middle period. A turnover deep in the Dallas end saw Patrick Bordeleau fire a turnaround shot from the slot that missed the net, but the puck bounced to Olver at the left side and he shot it home.

Another turnover saw the Avs tie the game while the team was shorthanded. Landeskog picked off the puck and saw his first shot from the right circle stopped, but he knocked in his own rebound for his sixth goal of the year with 6 1/2 minutes remaining.

The Stars, though, took a 3-2 lead into the final period as Whitney came out from the right side of the net and held the puck on the backhand before sending the puck home from the left circle with 4:04 showing on the second period clock.

Game Notes

Dallas plays in Los Angeles on Thursday ... Colorado plays in Dallas on Saturday ... Dallas took a 3-2 decision in Colorado on Feb. 4 ... Landeskog has a goal in each of his last four games ... Jagr upped his career assist total to 998.

Gardner to start for embattled Michigan

Devin Gardner will return to the starting quarterback position for Michigan when the struggling Wolverines take the field Saturday at Rutgers following a tumultous week for the program.

NASCAR News
The Inside Line: Stewart still coping with tragedy

Seven weeks after his involvement in an accident that took the life of Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race on a dirt track in Upstate New York, Tony Stewart continues to deal with emotions surrounding the tragic incident.

Cardinals' Palmer sees shoulder specialist

The Arizona Cardinals' plans on having Carson Palmer back under center following their bye week have appeared to have hit a snag, as the veteran quarterback was excused from Wednesday's practice to see a specialist about his ailing right shoulder.

Nothin' but Net: Coaching hot seat already burning

With NBA Media Day barely behind us, it's perfect fair and reasonable to already speculate as to which coaches will be fired soonest.

2014-15 San Jose Sharks Preview

In another move that bucks tradition, the Sharks completely revamped their on- ice leadership structure not by selecting new players to wear the precious singular letters on their uniforms, but by stripping the captaincy from Joe Thornton, removing the alternate tag from Patrick Marleau and leaving the other "A" vacant after Dan Boyle signed as a free agent with the Rangers.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
Team CHOCOLATE MILK member Owen Hammond recovers post-race with lowfat chocolate milk after finishing 140.6 miles at IRONMAN Chattanooga.

0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...
Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.