Stars Beat Avalanche, Improve Playoff Chance
Loui Eriksson and Brad Richards each had a goal and an assist, and Dallas remained in the playoff race with a 4-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night in the Stars' home finale.
Brenden Morrow and Tom Wandell added goals for the Stars, who've won three straight and improved to 93 points with road games left against Colorado on Friday night and Minnesota on Sunday.
The Stars drew even in points with Calgary for the No. 9 slot in the West, but Calgary has been eliminated with one game left because of tiebreakers.
Dallas is two points behind Chicago and Anaheim for the final Western Conference playoff berth. Anaheim is No. 7, holding the tiebreaker over Chicago.
The Ducks and Blackhawks also have two games remaining.
Brandon Yip and Mark Olver scored for the Avs, 4-25-2 in their last 31 games. Colorado will finish No. 29 in the 30-team league.