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Iginla, Tanguay score, Varlamov has 24 saves as Avalanche beat Stars 4-1 to end 4-game skid.

  • Colorado Avalanche center Ryan O'Reilly, right, takes a shot on goal as Dallas Stars defenseman Jason Demers defends in the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Colorado Avalanche center Ryan O'Reilly, right, takes a shot on goal as Dallas Stars defenseman Jason Demers defends in the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Dallas Stars left wing Curtis McKenzie, front, clears the puck from in fornt of the net as Colorado Avalanche left wing Alex Tanguay covers in the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Dallas Stars left wing Curtis McKenzie, front, clears the puck from in fornt of the net as Colorado Avalanche left wing Alex Tanguay covers in the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Dallas Stars defenseman Jordie Benn, left, uses his skate to push the puck away from Colorado Avalanche left wing Gabriel Landeskog, of Sweden, in the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Dallas Stars defenseman Jordie Benn, left, uses his skate to push the puck away from Colorado Avalanche left wing Gabriel Landeskog, of Sweden, in the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)  (The Associated Press)

Alex Tanguay had a goal and an assist, Semyon Varlamov stopped 24 shots and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Dallas Stars 4-1 on Saturday night.

Jarome Iginla and Nathan MacKinnon had goals for the Avalanche, who snapped a four-game skid.

Jason Spezza scored and goaltender Jhonas Enroth had 26 saves in his first start since being acquired from Buffalo on Wednesday.

Dallas came into the game short-handed. Leading scorer Tyler Seguin is out 3-6 weeks with a knee injury suffered in Friday night's win over Florida, and Ales Hemskey and Patrick Eaves were also out.

The injuries are a big blow to the Stars' playoff hopes. They came into the night three points out of the last wild card spot but have a tough schedule ahead.