DALLAS (Ticker) -- The Dallas Stars try to stretch their
unbeaten streak to four games Saturday afternoon when they host
the Colorado Avalanche at American Airlines Center.
After a pair of ties on the road, the Stars edged the Atlanta
Thrashers, 2-1, here Thursday.
Scott Young scored his second goal in as many games, Jason
Arnott collected two assists for the Stars, who played their
third straight game without center Mike Modano and halted a
five-game winless streak (0-1-4).
It was Dallas' first game since owner Tom Hicks gave the team a
one-month timetable to turn around their disappointing season.
"There's really not a whole lot I can say about that," Arnott
said about Hicks' timetable. "We have to worry about winning
games on the ice and what goes on in the locker room. That's
going to be our focus."
Despite their struggles, the Stars will have three players
starting for the Western Conference in the All-Star Game on
February 8. Goaltender Marty Turco, right wing Bill Guerin each
led their respective positions in votes after the final
balloting was released Thursday.
Colorado has gained a point in five straight games (4-0-0-1)
and is 5-1-0-1 since Peter Forsberg returned from a groin injury
two weeks ago.
The Avalanche had a four-game winning streak snapped with
Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss at Nashville. Forsberg scored a
shorthanded goal and Joe Sakic tallied on the power play as
Colorado bolted to a 2-0 lead in the first period before David
Aebischer gave up three unanswered tallies.
Paul Kariya, who returned from a wrist injury Tuesday, scored a
power-play goal with 15 seconds left in regulation to salvage a
point for Colorado.
Colorado posted a 3-0 home win over Dallas on November 15 as
Aebischer stopped 29 shots. Dallas had been 4-0-3 in the
previous seven meetings with Colorado.