DENVER (AP) Gabriel Landeskog scored twice in the third period, one 47 seconds after John Mitchell‘s tiebreaking goal, and the Colorado Avalanche rallied to beat the Dallas Stars 6-3 on Saturday night.
With the game time at 3, Mitchell beat Niemi from the left circle at 8:11 to give Colorado its first lead of the game. Landeskog scored at 8:58 to give the Avalanche a 5-3 advantage.
Landeskog iced it with his second of the game and third of the season. He also had two assists.
Janmark gave the Stars a 1-0 lead when he beat Semyon Varlamov with a backhander 20 seconds into the first period. It was the second time in as many games the rookie scored early. He scored on his first just 1:39 into Thursday’s win over Pittsburgh.
The Avalanche tied it when MacKinnon took a pass from Alex Tanguay and beat Niemi with a backhander of his own at 9:06 of the first.
Eakin gave the Stars a 2-1 lead 1:15 later when he scored from close in. He got his second goal of the night on the power play at 8:50 of the second.
The Avalanche rallied to even it with a pair of power-play goals later in the second.
Johnson got the first one with a slapshot from the point at 14:53. Iginla tied it at 17:51 with his second goal in as many games.
Iginla’s tally tied him with Mark Messier for 26th in career power-play goals at 179.
NOTES: Varlamov finished with 30 saves. … Stars D Jordie Benn left the game after taking a shot off the right leg in the third period but returned. … Iginla played in his 1,394th career game. He tied Stan Mikita for 36th on the NHL’s all-time list. … Stars D Patrik Nemeth and Jamie Oleksiak and C Colton Sceviour were healthy scratches. … Colorado scratched D Brad Stuart and Brandon Gormley for the second straight game.