Ben Bishop steadied Dallas through a barrage of chances and had plenty left to get the Stars through a shootout.
Joe Pavelski and Alexander Radulov scored in the shootout, Bishop made 18 of his season-high 41 saves in the second period and the host Stars beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 Saturday night.
“It was kind of a bend, don’t break there in the second,” Bishop said, “and we had some big (penalty) kills. … You’re going to play tight games all season and it’s obviously a very good team over there. It’s a big win for us.”
Pavelski is 3-for-3 in shootouts this season and has been designated as the Stars’ leadoff skater by interim coach Rick Bowness.
“Your goal scorers have to go in those situations,” Bowness said. “If someone is having a good night, you let them go.”
Radulov assisted on Dallas’ first goal after missing two games because of a lower-body injury. He is 1-for-3 in shootouts this season.
“Sometimes you’re reading the goalie and sometimes you’re just doing moves,” Pavelski said. “I had an idea of what I wanted to do against him. Scan the net quick.”
Bishop followed with two saves. Radulov beat Colorado goalie Philipp Grubauer with a low shot to end it.
Grubauer stopped 38 shots, including six in overtime. The Avalanche killed a power play in the extra period.
“Overall pretty good job, good effort by our guys,” Colorado coach Jared Bednar said.
Tyler Seguin and Denis Gurianov scored for Dallas, and J.T. Compher and Ian Cole had a goal each for the Avalanche.
Canucks 3, Kings 2: Elias Pettersson scored his 18th goal of the season with 7:05 left in the third period as host Vancouver defeated Los Angeles.
Golden Knights 4, Coyotes 1: Mark Stone had two goals and Max Pacioretty contributed two assists to lead host Vegas.
Hurricanes 6, Capitals 4: Warren Foegele had atwo goals and two assists to lead host Carolina. He also played on the line responsible for checking Washington star Alex Ovechkin as the Hurricanes beat the Capitals for the fourth straight time dating to last year’s Stanley Cup playoffs.
Rangers 5, Maple Leafs 4: Tony DeAngelo scored 51 seconds into overtime to lift visiting New York, snapping Toronto’s six-game winning streak. Ryan Strome had two goal and two assists for the Rangers.
Penguins 6, Predators 4: Jake Guentzel’s power-play goal with 1:03 remaining helped host Pittsburgh prevail. Bryan Rust’s initial point shot missed the net. Evgeni Malkin gathered the puck behind the net and gave it to Guentzel, who tucked it inside the left post for the winning goal.
Lightning 5, Canadiens 4: Alex Killorn scored twice, Victor Hedman had four assists and host Tampa Bay rallied past Montreal. Steven Stamkos had a goal and an assist to reach 800 career points, and Mitchell Stephens scored for the first time in his career as Tampa Bay leapfrogged Montreal for fourth place in the Atlantic Division.
Panthers 5, Red Wings 4: Mike Hoffman had a goal and two assists and Florida overcame a two-goal deficit to beat visiting Detroit.
Briefly: Toronto forward Ilya Mikheyev will be sidelined for at least three months after having surgery to repair an artery and tendons in his wrist that were damaged when he was cut by a skate during a game against New Jersey on Thursday. The Maple Leafs also announced that defenseman Jake Muzzin has a broken foot and is week to week. … Rangers forward Brendan Lemieux will be out at least three weeks because of a broken hand, according to multiple reports. … Buffalo wing Jake Skinner, fourth on the team with 11 goals, is expected to be out at least three weeks with an upper-body injury.
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