Paul Stastny Leads Avs Past Stars

Wednesday, Sep 29, 2010  |  Updated 10:25 AM CDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Stars head coach <a title=Marc Crawford talks about the importance of the preseason and getting things rolling for Dallas." />

Stars head coach Marc Crawford talks about the importance of the preseason and getting things rolling for Dallas.

advertisement

Paul Stastny scored two goals and Peter Budaj made 20 saves in the Colorado Avalanche's 2-1 preseason victory over the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night.

The Avalanche were on the power play when Stastny netted his first goal at 11:50 of the first period. Brandon Yip came around from behind the net and fired a shot that goalie Andrew Raycroft blocked but couldn't control. The rebound came back out to Yip, who pushed the puck back toward the net. There was another rebound that Stastny got to and knocked past Raycroft.

It was the first goal of the preseason for Stastny, who had 20 goals and 79 points last season.

Stastny scored again at 16:51 of the second.

James Neal cut Dallas' deficit to 2-1 with 4:35 remaining.

Budaj, the backup to Craig Anderson, was solid throughout. He turned away several solid scoring opportunities that the Stars produced in the first period.

The Stars finally broke through with James' late power-play goal. Dallas had another power play in the closing minutes and pulled Raycroft with about 90 seconds remaining for an extra attacker. Budaj stopped Dallas' best opportunity in the final moments with a stick save of Adam Burish's slap shot from the point.

The Avalanche (2-3) and the Stars (2-2) will meet in another exhibition game Thursday in Dallas.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Get NBCDFW on Mobile!
Get NBCDFW's free news and weather... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out