With the score even at 3-all, LaPerriere worked a 2-on-1 with
Paul Stastny, converting his return pass at 3:58.
Antti Laaksonen's power-play goal at 13:24 of the final period
stretched Colorado's advantage to 5-3.
Mike Smith, who's won the backup goaltender's job behind Dallas
starter Marty Turco, played the entire game and had 25 saves.
Dallas took a 2-0 lead in the first period, scoring on its first
two shots. Jokinen tallied his third goal of the preseason at 1:23
and Modry added a power-play goal at 9:16.
Colorado came back with three straight goals to take the lead.
Hejduk made it 2-1 at 9:47. Arnason and Brunette followed with
power-play goals to give the Avalanche a 3-2 lead.
Modano capped a wild first period with a power-play goal at
19:18 to tie it at 3.