Avalanche at Stars
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, American Airlines Center, Dallas
Radio: KTCK/1310 AM and 96.7 FM
Records: Avalanche 21-18-11, 53 points; Stars 23-19-7, 53 pts.
About the Avalanche: They won the first two meetings this season, 5-2 on Nov. 29 and 4-3 on Jan. 10. Both games were in Denver. ... Colorado is 8-3-3 in its past 14 games and has pulled even with Dallas in the Western Conference standings, both four points out of the second wild-card playoff spot. ... Former Stars draft pick Jarome Iginla, who leads Colorado with 16 goals, is 20th all-time in goals scored (576) and one away from tying Mark Recchi. Iginla’s 1,200 career points tie him with Dino Ciccarelli for 46th all-time. ... Goalie Semyon Varlamov had his fourth shutout of the season Friday against Nashville.
About the Stars: Defenseman John Klingberg was named NHL rookie of the month for January after leading all rookies with 13 points (5 goals, 8 assists) in 13 games last month. The 22-year-old from Sweden was a fifth-round pick in the 2010 NHL Draft. Saturday’s four-point game against Winnipeg was the first for a rookie defenseman in franchise history. ... Forward Erik Cole (upper body) practiced Monday. He has not played since Jan. 20. ... Defenseman Jyrki Jokipakka was recalled from the Texas Stars on Monday.
— From online reports