Series (Game 2 of 4)

Colorado leads 3-1

Game 1: Saturday, November 15th
Game 2: Saturday, January 10th
Game 3: Thursday, January 15th
Game 4: Friday, February 20th

Avalanche 4

(22-10-2, 53 pts)

Stars 2

(18-18-0, 44 pts)

1:00 PM ET, January 10, 2004

American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas

1 2 3 T
COL 1 3 04
DAL 0 0 22

A. Tanguay (Avalanche - LW): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

M. Hejduk (Avalanche - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

A. Foote (Avalanche - D): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

Colorado (21-10-7-2) at Dallas (18-17-8-0) 1:00 pm EST

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.