Coming off a two-goal outing on Tuesday, Sakic leads the
Avalanche against the Dallas Stars in the third contest of a
five-game homestand Thursday.
A 17-year veteran, Sakic ended an a 11-game drought with a pair
of tallies in a five-goal second period of Tuesday's 7-4 triumph
over the Calgary Flames. He now has 561 career goals, one more
than Hall of Famer Guy LaFleur.
Goaltender David Aebischer tied Patrick Roy's franchise record
with eight wins in January for Colorado, which has won nine of
Dallas has a three-point lead over Los Angeles in the Pacific
Division race and is 16-5-1 on the road this season.
Jussi Jokinen scored the shootout clincher and the Stars tied a
season high with 41 shots on goal in Wednesday's 4-3 victory
over the St. Louis. Dallas has won all six shootouts and eight
of its last 11 contests.
After losing to Colorado in the second game of the campaign,
Dallas evened the season series with a 3-2 shootout victory over
the Avalanche on November 5.