Dallas Stars – Mike Ribeiro scored a goal and an assist, while Kari Lehtonen stopped 34 shots as the Dallas Stars remained in the playoff race with a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on Friday evening.
Ribeiro said with emotion after the game “to the dream alive and continue to believe we can do it.”
Brenden Morrow and Loui Eriksson each also shines the light of the stars, the four games in a row, have won including two against the Avalanche.
The victory keeps Dallas in ninth place in the Western Conference with 95 points. Dallas now two points behind the Anaheim Ducks and the Chicago Black Hawks, who are tied for seventh place with 97 points.
To win, the eighth playoff seed, the Stars have a regulation or overtime win over the Minnesota Wild on Sunday, in the hope that the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Detroit Red Wings in regulation.
Dallas coach Marc Crawford told reporters after the game: “Now we have an important game on Sunday, it will mobilize all the points that we can to make the playoffs, we are excited to get to Minnesota and play the game…”
Brandon Yip scored two goals for the Avalanche, who lost their fourth straight game. The goalkeeper Peter Budaj allowed three goals on 28 shots in defeat.
Before the game, “said the captain and veteran Adam Foote Avalanche defender he is at the end of the current National Hockey League (NHL) in retirement. Foote has lost his team’s last 12 games with a leg injury. However, he is eager to play the final of the season against the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday.
Dallas began the scoring 11 minutes of opening time to a pass from Ribeiro Karlis Skrastins Budaj redirect it reached 1-0. Stars doubled their lead in the seventh minute of the middle period, when Brad Richards was a pass Eriksson, a timer for a beat Budaj to use his goal of the season 27th
Colorado cut the deficit in half with less than seven minutes into the second period, Yip scored shorthanded. The Stars took a 3-1 lead less than a minute in the final phase. The target was Steve Ott, who created a pass sent to the front, where the house Morrow blow to his 32nd The aim of the team leader.
Yip is 3-2 for the attack in the fifth minute of the third period with his second goal of the night. It was the goal, 12 Yip season. Budaj was benched late in the fourth quarter, but Colorado could not find, equalizer.