Reeling Stars blanked again, 3-0

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Associated Press

Posted on November 19, 2011 at 12:38 AM

Updated Saturday, Nov 19 at 1:17 AM

DENVER (AP) — Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 24 saves for his first shutout in two seasons and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Dallas Stars 3-0 Friday night.

Paul Stastny and Chuck Kobasew had a goal each and Matt Duchene scored an empty-net goal with 4.5 seconds left to seal the win and snap Colorado's three-game skid.

Giguere's last shutout was against Ottawa on Feb. 6, 2010, when he was with Anaheim.

Kari Lehtonen had 42 saves for Dallas, which has lost four straight.

Colorado has struggled at home this season, winning for just the third time in 10 games.

Chicago counterpart Corey Crawford stopped 21 of 26 in the loss.

Calgary scored twice in a 17-second span at the start of the second period to take a 3-1 lead. The Blackhawks reduced the deficit with a power-play goal, but Glencross restored Calgary's two-goal cushion heading into the third.

The Flames were on solid footing heading into as Calgary is undefeated when leading after two periods.

The Blackhawks missed out on a great chance to close the gap when they couldn't score on a two-man advantage with 2:45 remaining in the game.
 

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