Stars power past Avalanche 5-1

September 27, 2013
Stars power past Avalanche 5-1
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Colorado Avalanche center John Mitchell (7) and Dallas Stars center Cody Eakin (20) compete for control of a loose puck in the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

DALLAS (AP) -- Alex Chiasson scored two goals and the Dallas Stars earned a 5-1 preseason victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday.

Kari Lehtonen made 25 for the Stars.

Chiasson opened the scoring 55 seconds into the game. He picked up his third goal of the preseason at 6:30 of the third period on a power play.

Erik Cole and Valeri Nichushkin also scored for the Stars.

Alex Goligoski added a goal and two assists. Tyler Seguin and Ray Whitney both had two assists for Dallas.

Jamie McGinn scored for Colorado.