Stars-Avalanche Preview

November, 17, 2011
11/17/11
11:26
PM CT
Dallas Stars at Colorado Avalanche
Friday November 18
8:00 p.m.
TV: Fox Sports Southwest
Radio: KTCK-1310 (AM)

About the Stars

The Stars’ losing streak hit three games with a 6-0 loss to Florida Tuesday night at American Airlines Center.

“This is probably the most embarrassing game we’ve had at home in quite some time,” Stars captain Brenden Morrow said. “Right now, when you look back, it’s probably been nine periods where we’ve been outworked. Some periods in there for five or 10 minutes where we’ve done some things well, but it’s pretty simple…just outworked these last few games.”

The Stars suffered another key injury in the game, losing forward Adam Burish four to six weeks due to a broken hand.

Kari Lehtonen will start in goal Friday.

Injuries: D Alex Goligoski (broken thumb) and Adam Burish (broken hand) are out.

About the Avalanche

The Avalanche lost their third straight game, falling 1-0 at Minnesota Thursday night. The Wild’s Devin Setoguchi scored the game’s only goal with 2:31 left in the third period.

"As the game went on, you knew that it was going to be a bounce that would win the game," Avs goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere said.

Colorado is 1-6-1 over its last eight games.

Friday’s game kicks off an eight-game homestand for the Avalanche, who are 2-6-0 at home this season.

Injuries: F Peter Mueller (concussion) is out.

Series notes

*This is the second of four meetings between the two teams.

*The Stars are 1-0-0 in the season series.

*The Avalanche are 0-0-1 in the season series.

*November 4, at Dallas: Stars 7, Avalanche 6 (OT)

Statistical tidbits

*The Stars have been outscored 14-3 during their three-game losing streak.

*The Stars have allowed five goals or more in four of their last eight games.

*Colorado has allowed four goals or more in five of their last eight games.

*The Stars are 8-8 on the penalty kill over the last two games.

*Colorado is 0-10 on the power play over the last three games.

*The Stars have been on the power play only six times over the last three games.

Mark Stepneski

ESPNDallas.com
Mark Stepneski joined ESPNDallas.com in July 2010. A former news/special projects producer for KXAS-TV, he has run the Andrew's Dallas Stars Page website since 1997.

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