Colorado at Dallas

    Stars 2, Avalanche 1 wire reports

    DALLAS -- Brenden Morrow scored with 59.8 seconds left to send the Dallas Stars to a 2-1 exhibition victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday.

    Adam Burish carried the puck up the right side and centered a pass to Morrow, who skated hard to the net and beat goaltender Craig Anderson for his third preseason goal.

    Colorado's Kevin Porter struck from close range at 8:43 of the third period to break up a scoreless game.

    Mike Ribeiro countered on the power play at 13:32, tying it at 1.

    Kari Lehtonen made 22 saves for the Stars. Anderson stopped 21 shots.

    Dallas (3-2) wraps up its preseason schedule Saturday night at St. Louis and opens the regular season at New Jersey on Oct. 8.

    Colorado (2-4) plays its final preseason game Saturday night against Los Angeles in Las Vegas. The Avs get the regular season underway at home on Oct. 7 against defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago.

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    Scoring Summary
    1st Period
    no goals scored
    2nd Period
    no goals scored
    3rd Period
    8:43Kevin Porter - Assists: David Jones and Philippe Dupuis
    13:32Power Play - Mike Ribeiro - Assists: Brenden Morrow and Loui Eriksson
    19:00Brenden Morrow - Assists: Adam Burish and Nicklas Grossman
    Penalty Summary
    1st Period
    3:53Stephane Robidas: hooking - minor
    4:10David Jones: tripping - minor
    4:47Brad Richards: tripping - minor
    12:08Brenden Morrow: tripping - minor
    19:01Cody McLeod: charging - minor
    2nd Period
    5:48Brian Sutherby: tripping - minor
    8:59Philippe Dupuis: hooking - minor
    12:47Mark Olver: holding stick - minor
    19:54Cody McLeod: roughing - minor
    19:54Cody McLeod: slashing - minor
    19:54Mike Ribeiro: slashing - minor
    19:54Brenden Morrow: roughing - minor
    3rd Period
    1:46Philip Larsen: holding - minor
    5:03Brad Richards: unsportsmanlike-conduct - minor
    6:22David Jones: hooking - minor
    8:43Steve Ott: unsportsmanlike-conduct - minor
    8:43Steve Ott: misconduct - misconduct
    9:05T.J. Galiardi: holding - minor
    12:56Mark Olver: slashing - minor
    13:45Colby Cohen: hooking - minor
    Shots on Goal
    Craig Anderson58:49212
    Kari Lehtonen59:47221
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    Attendance - 10028
    Referees - Dan O'Rourke, Steve Kozari
    Linesmen - Tim Nowak, Shane Heyer
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