Brenden Morrow’s last-minute goal sends Stars past Avalanche, 2-1

DALLAS – Brenden Morrow scored with 59.8 seconds left to send the Dallas Stars to a 2-1 exhibition victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night.

Adam Burish carried the puck up the right side and centred a pass to Morrow, who skated hard to the net and beat goaltender Craig Anderson for his third pre-season goal.

Colorado’s Kevin Porter struck from close range at 8:43 of the third period to break up a scoreless game.

Mike Ribeiro countered on the power play at 13:32, tying it at 1-1.

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Kari Lehtonen made 22 saves for the Stars. Anderson stopped 21 shots.

Dallas (3-2) wraps up its pre-season schedule Saturday night at St. Louis and opens the regular season at New Jersey on Oct. 8.

Colorado (2-4) plays its final pre-season game Saturday night against Los Angeles in Las Vegas. The Avs get the regular season underway at home on Oct. 7 against defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago.