Stars at Avalanche
2 p.m. Saturday, Pepsi Center, Denver
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Records: Stars 18-15-7, 43 points; Avalanche 17-16-8, 42 pts.
About the Stars: Dallas has lost three in a row — two in overtime — including Thursday’s 3-2 overtime loss to the NHL-leading Predators in Nashville. The Stars are 0-6 in games decided in overtime and 2-1 in shootouts. ... Dallas had won eight of nine before the current skid. … The Stars hold a one-point lead on Colorado in the race for Western Conference wild-card spots currently held by Los Angeles and Winnipeg with 47 points.
About the Avalanche: Colorado is coming off a 5-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday. Jarome Iginla scored two goals and goalie Semyon Varlamov made 36 saves for the Avs, who won for the fourth time in five games. … Alex Tanguay had two assists against Ottawa, giving him 800 for his career. Tanguay had the game-winning goal and two assists in Colorado’s 5-2 victory over the Stars in the first meeting this season on Nov. 29. … Varlamov has won two straight, including a career-high 54 saves Tuesday in a 2-0 win over Chicago. … Defenseman Erik Johnson is tied for the league lead in goals by a defensemen with 11.— From online reports