Chiasson, Stars roll past Avalanche

Rookie Alex Chiasson scored the first of his two goals 55 seconds into the game to start the Stars on the way to an easy win against the Avalanche at American Airlines Center.

Eric Cole, Alex Goligoski and No. 1 draft pick Valeri Nichushkin scored for Dallas. Jamie McGinn spoiled Kari Lehtonen's shutout bid by scoring a power-play goal at 8:40 of the third period. Ray Whitney and Tyler Seguin each had two assists.

Lehtonen finished with 25 saves for the Stars, who complete their preseason against the Edmonton Oilers in Oklahoma City on Friday night.

"I think they got a good handle of how we want to play and you know that's important – we've got a big week ahead of us," Stars coach Lindy Ruff said. "Tonight was a good game to look at and take film from and just hammer home the small areas of the game."

Colorado completes its preseason schedule Saturday night against the Los Angeles Kings in Las Vegas before the Avalanche open at home against the Anaheim Ducks on Oct. 2.

"Right from the beginning, Patrick's been very positive, trying to teach everybody his system and his way of things," Colorado defenseman Nick Holden said of new coach Patrick Roy. "I think it's been very good. The guys have been very receptive to it, and I think as time goes on here guys are going to get more comfortable with his system and things are only going to get better."

Scoring Summary
1st Period
00:55DAL Alex Chiasson (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Alex Goligoski (1), Ray Whitney (1) 1 - 0 DAL
2nd Period
09:23DAL Erik Cole (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Tyler Seguin (1), Jordie Benn (1) 2 - 0 DAL
3rd Period
03:29DAL Alex Goligoski (1) Slapshot - ASST: Ray Whitney (2) 3 - 0 DAL
06:30DAL PPG - Alex Chiasson (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Tyler Seguin (2), Sergei Gonchar (1) 4 - 0 DAL
08:40COL PPG - Jamie McGinn (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Erik Johnson (1), Marc-Andre Cliche (1) 4 - 1 DAL
15:44DAL Valeri Nichushkin (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Alex Goligoski (2) 5 - 1 DAL
Three Stars of the Game
Alex Chiasson
Alex Chiasson
G: 2Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 18:28
Alex Goligoski
Alex Goligoski
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 2Hits: 0
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: 3TOI: 21:51
Erik Cole
Erik Cole
G: 1Shots: 4
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 16:03
Penalty Summary
1st Period
06:33COL Matt Duchene  Slashing  - 2 min against  Jamie Benn
16:41COL Guillaume Desbiens served by Steve Downie  Instigator  - 2 min against  Ryan Garbutt
16:41COL Guillaume Desbiens  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Ryan Garbutt
16:41COL Guillaume Desbiens  Misconduct (10 min)  - 10 min against  Ryan Garbutt
16:41DAL Ryan Garbutt served by Lane MacDermid  Interference (maj)  - 5 min against  Tyson Barrie
16:41DAL Ryan Garbutt  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Guillaume Desbiens
16:41DAL Ryan Garbutt  Game misconduct  - 10 min
2nd Period
05:53DAL Ray Whitney  Hooking  - 2 min against  Jamie McGinn
3rd Period
03:42DAL Antoine Roussel  Slashing  - 2 min against  PA Parenteau
05:36DAL Brenden Dillon  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Steve Downie
05:36COL Steve Downie  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Brenden Dillon
06:09COL Guillaume Desbiens  Hooking  - 2 min against  Erik Cole
06:42DAL Antoine Roussel  Hooking  - 2 min against  Nathan MacKinnon
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays1/41/2
Faceoff Wins2526
Blocked Shots1311
Penalty Minutes2631
2N. HoldenD00-11017:56
4T. BarrieD00-11021:17
6E. JohnsonD01-24021:18
7J. MitchellC00-10014:43
8J. HejdaD00-12018:06
9M. DucheneC00-11216:46
11J. McGinnL10-14016:53
15P. ParenteauR00-11018:41
17S. DownieR00-11515:26
22M. HunwickD00-11016:49
24M. ClicheC01-1209:52
27G. DesbiensR00-10198:56
29N. MacKinnonC00-11017:50
40A. TanguayL00-12020:02
42B. MaloneC00-10010:11
58P. BordeleauL00-1009:20
61A. BenoitD00-23021:20
90R. O'ReillyC00-12020:19
1S. Varlamov1924.79260:00
35J. Giguere00.0000:00
3S. RobidasD0000019:33
4B. DillonD0000519:20
5J. OleksiakD0013018:10
10S. HorcoffC0011016:09
12A. ChiassonR2022018:28
13R. WhitneyL0221215:46
14J. BennL0011018:40
16R. GarbuttC0000203:40
20C. EakinC0013017:20
21A. RousselL0010413:11
24J. BennD0112016:59
28L. MacDermidL000005:11
33A. GoligoskiD1232021:51
38V. FiddlerC0010012:10
43V. NichushkinR1011014:42
55S. GoncharD0130021:48
72E. ColeL1014016:03
91T. SeguinC0214020:04
30D. Ellis00.0000:00
32K. Lehtonen2526.96259:57