Series (Game 3 of 3)

Dallas leads 2-1

Game 1: Friday, September 24th
Game 2: Tuesday, September 28th
Game 3: Thursday, September 30th

Avalanche 1

(2-4-0, 4 pts)

Stars 2

(3-2-0, 6 pts)

8:30 PM ET, September 30, 2010

American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas

1 2 3 T
COL 0 0 11
DAL 0 0 22

K. Lehtonen (G):

B. Morrow (LW):

M. Ribeiro (C):

Stars 2, Avalanche 1

Associated Press

DALLAS -- Brenden Morrow scored with 59.8 seconds left to send the Dallas Stars to a 2-1 exhibition victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night.

Adam Burish carried the puck up the right side and centered a pass to Morrow, who skated hard to the net and beat goaltender Craig Anderson for his third preseason goal.

Colorado's Kevin Porter struck from close range at 8:43 of the third period to break up a scoreless game.

Mike Ribeiro countered on the power play at 13:32, tying it at 1.

Kari Lehtonen made 22 saves for the Stars. Anderson stopped 21 shots.

Dallas (3-2) wraps up its preseason schedule Saturday night at St. Louis and opens the regular season at New Jersey on Oct. 8.

Colorado (2-4) plays its final preseason game Saturday night against Los Angeles in Las Vegas. The Avs get the regular season underway at home on Oct. 7 against defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago.

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