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DENVER (AP) – Francois Beauchemin, Ben Smith and Patrick Wiercioch scored third-period goals in the Colorado Avalanche’s 4-2 comeback victory over the Dallas Stars.

Joe Whitney had a first-period goal for the Avalanche.

Radek Faksa scored twice in the second for Dallas.

Colorado’s Kent Simpson stopped all seven shots he faced in the third period to get the win. Calvin Pickard started for the Avalanche and allowed both goals on 24 shots.

Stars goalie Philippe Desrosiers allowed two third-period goals on four shots and took the loss. Starter Antti Niemi made 14 saves on 15 shots in the first two periods.

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