Raycroft lifts Stars over Avalanche

Andrew Raycroft made 35 saves for his first win 1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche.

Raycroft made the start in place of Kari Lehtonen, who was injured in Saturday's loss to Phoenix and was placed on injured reserve on Sunday with a groin injury.

Michael Ryder had two goals while Eric Nystrom scored the other for the Stars, who snapped a two-game slide.

Kevin Porter's goal late in the third period kept the Avalanche from getting shutout.

Semyon Varlamov stopped 32-of-34 shots in the loss for Colorado, which is just 3-9-1 in November.