National Hockey League
Dallas 7, Colorado 3
When: 3:30 PM ET, Saturday, March 4, 2023
Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
Referees: Wes McCauley, Dan O'Rourke
Linesmen: Bevan Mills, Andrew Smith
Attendance: 18532

Jason Robertson had two goals and one assist, Joe Pavelski had a goal and an assist and the host Dallas Stars beat the Colorado Avalanche 7-3 on Saturday.

Wyatt Johnston, Mason Marchment, Miro Heiskanen and Radek Faksa also scored goals, Roope Hintz had two assists and Jake Oettinger had 32 saves for the Stars.

For Colorado, Samuel Girard had a goal and two assists, Andrew Cogliano and Evan Rodrigues also scored, Alex Newhook had two assists and Keith Kinkaid had eight saves in relief of Alexandar Georgiev (five goals allowed, 14 saves). The Avalanche have surrendered seven goals in consecutive games.

Robertson got Dallas going when he ripped a shot inside the left post at 3:33 of the first period. Heiskanen made it 2-0 midway through the first when his blast from the point beat Georgiev for his ninth goal of the season.

Girard made it 2-1 at 16:03 of the first with his fifth goal of the season but Dallas went up 3-1 when Pavelski scored on a feed from Robertson at 17:42 of the first. It was Pavelski's 15th goal of the season.

The Stars expanded their lead in the second period. Ryan Suter had the puck at the left circle, passed it to Marchment in the slot and Marchment's shot beat Georgiev at 5:25 for his 10th goal of the season.

Dallas padded the lead later in the period when Faksa tipped Esa Lindell's shot from the point just under the crossbar for his eighth goal at 11:39 to chase Georgiev.

Johnston made it 6-1 when he stole the puck off Denis Malgin's stick blade and slid it through Kinkaid's pads at 4:15 of the third. It was his 15th goal of the season.

Colorado got one back when Girard's shot hit off a Stars player and to Cogliano, who put it in the open net at 11:49. It was his 10th of the season.

Rodrigues scored on the power play at 16:19, his 12th goal, to get the Avalanche within 6-3, but Robertson scored into an empty net at 16:53 for his 37th marker of the season.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Colorado   Dallas
Samuel Girard 3 Points Jason Robertson 3
Samuel Girard 1 Goals Jason Robertson 2
Samuel Girard 2 Assists Roope Hintz 2
Evan Rodrigues 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Keith Kinkaid .889 Save Percentage Jake Oettinger .914
Alexandar Georgiev 14 Saves Jake Oettinger 32
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Colorado 35 3 1-2 3-3 10 23
Dallas 29 7 0-3 1-2 8 29
Upcoming Games
  • Dallas will play their next game at home against Calgary. The Stars have a W/L % of .485 after a win and .600 after a loss.
  • Colorado will play their next game at home against Seattle. The Avalanche have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .520 after a loss.