Gameday: Colorado Avalanche at Dallas Stars

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Stars vs. Avalanche

7:30 p.m. Friday, American Airlines Center, Dallas

TV: FSSW Plus Radio: KTCK/1310 AM and 96.7 FM

Records: Stars 5-6-1, 11 points; Avalanche 10-1-0, 20 pts.

About the Stars: Dallas is coming off a 2-1 loss Tuesday to the Montreal Canadiens. … The Stars lost to the Avalance 3-2 on Oct. 15 in Denver. The Stars are 3-1-1 at home this season and have picked up points in four consecutive home games, including three wins. … Dallas is 0-16 on the power play at home. … Of the Stars’ 30 goals this season, 7 have been scored by defensemen. Only Phoenix (11), Boston (8), Los Angeles (8) and Ottawa (8) have received more goal production from their defense. … Goalie Kari Lehtonen ranks fourth in the NHL in goals-against average (1.66) and fifth in save percentage (.945).

About the Avalanche: Colorado is off to an impressive start, winning 10 of its first 11 games under rookie coach Patrick Roy. … Colorado acquired forward Maxime Talbot from the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday. … Goalie Semyon Varlamov was allowed to travel with the team while prosecutors in Colorado consider whether to charge him with assaulting his girlfriend. Varlamov was arrested Wednesday. He appeared in court briefly Thursday and was released on $5,000 bond. Roy would not comment on whether Varlamov, who is 7-1 with a 1.76 goals-against average, would start tonight’s game.

— From wire and online reports

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