Auld was acquired in an offseason trade with Ottawa to serve as No. 1 Marty Turco's backup. Coach Marc Crawford anticipates that Auld will get between 20-30 starts in an effort to lessen the workload for Turco, who appeared in 74 games and led the NHL in minutes played last season.
Dallas was playing its third game in three nights as Crawford, the Quebec/Colorado coach from 1994-98, continues installing his system with a team that missed the playoffs last season.
Marek Svatos had a second-period power play goal and Scott Hannan scored on a 4-on-4 situation with 10:21 left for Colorado (3-2).