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Stars top Avalanche to take control of series

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May 11, 2024;  Denver, Colorado, USA;  Dallas Stars goalie Jake Oettinger (29) defends against Colorado Avalanche right wing Mikko Rantanen (96) in the second period in game three of the second round of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Ball Arena.

May 11, 2024; Denver, Colorado, USA; Dallas Stars goalie Jake Oettinger (29) defends against Colorado Avalanche right wing Mikko Rantanen (96) in the second period in game three of the second round of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Ball Arena.
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Tyler Seguin scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period, driving it into an empty net with one goal as the Dallas stars beat the Colorado avalanche 4-1 in Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinal series in Denver on Saturday night.

Logan Stankoven also had two goals and Jake Oettinger made 28 saves for Dallas, which leads the best-of-7 series 2-1 and regained home ice from Colorado. The AvalancheMiles Wood’s only lead in the series came on Miles Wood’s overtime goal in Game 1.

The Stars can put Colorado on the brink of elimination Monday night with a win in Game 4 in Denver.

Saturday’s game was tied at 1-1 when Dallas broke out on an odd-man rush. Evgenii Dadonov stickhandled in the left circle and sent a pass to Seguin on the other side of the net, and he sent it through Alexandar Georgiev at 15:13.

Georgiev broke away for an extra skater with 1:50 left and Seguin scored his third of the playoffs at 18:23. Stankoven scored another empty-netter, his second goal of the night, at 7:32.

Mikko Rantanen scored for the Avalanche and Georgiev turned away 19 shots.

Colorado winger Valeri Nichushkin failed to score a goal for the first time in eight playoff games. His seven-goal streak to start the postseason is tied for the longest in NHL history with Pat LaFontaine, who did so with Buffalo in 1992.

Colorado carried the game for much of the first period, but a late turnover led to the first goal of the game. Georgiev made an initial save on Dallas’ rush, but Devon Toews lost the puck to Miro Heiskanen, who fed Stankoven in the slot. Stankoven’s wrister beat Georgiev in the left post at 18:39.

The Avalanche The score was tied midway through the second period when Nathan MacKinnon maneuvered through three Dallas players and lifted a backhander that Oettinger stopped. The rebound went into the crease behind the goaltender and Rantanen knocked it in to tie the score at 10:24.

It was his third goal in the playoffs and gives him 99 postseason points in 78 games.

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