Wojtek Wolski added a short-handed goal, and John-Michael Liles had a power-play tally for Colorado, in its exhibition opener. Jose Theodore made 25 saves before Peter Budaj took over in the second period.
The Avalanche led 3-1 after one period.
Dallas failed a to capitalize on a two-man advantage early in the scoreless second period. Liles made it 4-1 with a power play goal at 6:32 of the third period.