It turns out the Avalanche's offense is not quite dead. The Avs put together a solid defensive outing against the Kings on Tuesday and it lead to offense as for the first time in tweleve games the Avs scored four goals. Once again, Varlamov was outstanding in net and the Avs cruised their way to a 4-1 home win.
Now the Avs will head on the road for a short three game trip starting in Dallas. While the Stars currently sit in a playoff spot in the west, they have had troubles in the goaltending department. As was the script for the Stars the last two years, they continue to be a team fueled by their offensive prowlace and doomed by their terrible goaltending. Only two teams have allowed more goals than the Stars. The Stars will look to outcore the newfound Avalanche offense and keep the team that put up six goals against them on opening night from returning to .500.
- The Avalanche recalled forward A.J. Greer after a short two day return to the AHL. There's no indications as to if and where he'll land in the line-up and why he was called up again.
- The Stars lead the league in overtime losses with five in 17 games.
- Nathan MacKinnon had ten of the Avalanche's 30 shots on goal Tuesday night.
Game time: 6:30pm MT