Feb 4 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Dallas Stars left wing Jamie Benn (14) is congratulated for his second goal of the game in the second period of the game against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Benn's Two Goals Lead Stars over Avalanche, 3-2

Jamie Benn and Brenden Morrow’s first goals of the season help hand Colorado their first loss at home

The road games for the Dallas Stars this season so far has not been kind to them as they are 1-4-0 and have tallied just four goals in their last six games. Also they have made too many trips to the penalty box and it has resulted in the losses starting to pile up. They went into tonight’s game against the Colorado Avalanche looking for answers and they found them as they won 3-2.

The Dallas Stars found their scoring touch on the road as Jamie Benn scored on a breakaway as he picked off the puck and wrist shot it past Varlamov’s blocker side for Benn’s first goal of the season. Then Brenden Morrow made it 2-0 as he charged the net and scored a rebound goal past Varlamov. Milan Hejduk made it 2-1 as he scored a rebound goal past Lehtonen’s glove from a first shot by John Mitchell.

Once again Dallas was having penalty trouble and it was costly as PA Parenteau scored on the power play to tie the game up at 2-2 in the second period as he scored a backhand goal past Kari Lehtonen’s glove side. With great puck pressure by the Stars to make it 3-2, Derek Roy dished the puck to Jamie Benn, who was wide open, as he ripped it past Varlamov’s blocker side for his second goal of the game.

The next game for the Dallas Stars is on Wednesday night when they face the Edmonton Oilers at 9pm.

Game Notes

-Derek Roy, who missed the past six games with a groin injury, came back into the lineup.

Goal Scorers

DAL: J. Benn (2:21-1st), B. Morrow (11:18-1st), J. Benn (15:29, 2nd)

COL: M. Hejduk (18:12, 1st), PA Parenteau (PPG, 11:33, 2nd)

Goalies

DAL: Kari Lehtonen made 29 saves out of the 31 shots he faced.

COL: Semyon Varlamov made 23 shots out of the 26 shots he faced.

Here’s the final score from the Avalanche and Stars:

Final 1 2 3 T
  1 1 0  2
  2 1 0 3

Here were the shots on goals between the Avalanche and Stars:

Teams 1st 2nd 3rd Total
13 11 7 31
14 3 9 26

Starting Line Up

Forwards:

Morrow-Benn-Jagr
Eriksson-Roy-Vincour
Smith-Eakin-Ryder
Nystrom-Fiddler-Roussel

Defense:

Dillon-Robidas
Rome-Daley
Goligoski-Oleksiak

Goaltenders:

Lehtonen (starter)

Bachman (backup)

Scratches:  Ryan Garbutt, Tom Wandell, and Philip Larsen

Injuries: Ray Whitney (foot)

Three Stars:

Star Team Pos/Name Stats
RW Milan Hejduk 1 goal, 4 shots, TOI: 16:33
C Jamie Benn 2 goals, 3 shots, TOI: 20:20
R PA Parenteau 1 goal, 4 shots, TOI: 20:10

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