Stars power past Avalanche 5-1

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

Dallas Stars center Shawn Horcoff (10) competes for control of the puck against Colorado Avalanche right wing Marc-Andre Cliche, right, in the first period of an NHL hockey preseason game on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Dallas Stars center Shawn Horcoff (10) competes for control of the puck against Colorado Avalanche right wing Marc-Andre Cliche, right, in the first period of an NHL hockey preseason game on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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.