Stars end Avalanche’s 19-game point streak with 4-1 win


DENVER (AP) — Joe Pavelski scored twice, Jake Oettinger made 46 saves and the Dallas Stars ended Colorado’s 19-game point streak by beating the Avalanche 4-1 on Tuesday night.

The Avalanche hadn’t lost in regulation since Dec. 16, when the Predators beat them 5-2 in Nashville. It was Colorado’s first regulation home loss since losing 3-1 to Vegas on October 26 in the team’s third home game of the season.

Dallas finally ended the Avalanche’s franchise-record point streak (17-0-2) as well as their 22-game home point streak (20-0-2), also a mark in the club. Colorado, which had won 12 of 13 overall, leads the NHL with 72 points in 47 games.

Colorado’s only goal came from Nathan MacKinnon in the second period when the Stars were already leading 2-0. Pavel Francouz made 16 saves.

Jason Robertson and Tyler Seguin also scored for the Stars. Robertson and Pavelski have 21 goals each.

Two days earlier, the Avalanche had won 4-0 at Dallas to extend their record streak with one point. The Stars nearly returned the favor on Tuesday, dropping the Avs to 21-3-2 at home.

Pavelski had the power play with 1:36 left in the first period, assisted by Seguin and Robertson.

Robertson was next to score 4:26 into the second. MacKinnon was quick to fire back, scoring 46 seconds later.

Pavelski’s second goal came with 7:21 remaining in the period on another power play, and Seguin’s insurance goal came 18:37 of the third.


Stars: In Chicago on Friday.

Avalanche: in Vegas on Wednesday.


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