Stastny helps Avs edge Stars

Paul Stastny scored the go-ahead goal in the Sebastien Giguere made 21 saves and the Colorado Avalanche 1, at American Airlines Center.

Stastny, who also set up a first-period tally by David Jones, lit the lamp 13 seconds into a power play at the 10:35 mark.

Dallas closed the out game on a power play when Daniel Winnik clipped Sheldon Souray with a high stick, but couldn't produce an equalizer with goalie Kari Lehtonen on the bench.

The Avalanche snapped a 0-2-1 skid and improved to 16-5-2 in one-goal games this season, the most such victories in the NHL.

Lehtonen stopped 21 shots for Dallas, which has dropped two of three.