Stars top Avalanche; Dickinson scores in NHL debut
Dallas can win Central Division with victory in season finale
/ NHL.com Correspondent
DALLAS -- Rookie Jason Dickinson scored a goal in his NHL debut, and the Dallas Stars moved within one victory of winning the Central Division by defeating the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 at American Airlines Center on Thursday.
"I just thought of coming in here and playing my game, keeping it simple and just trying to contribute as best I can," Dickinson said. "Fortunately enough, it ended up as a goal."
Coach Patrick Roy said Wednesday it was "unacceptable" the Colorado Avalanche did not make the Stanley Cup Playoffs this season and called on players to "want more."
"I think our core needs to show more leadership," Roy told 104.3 The Fan in Denver, as transcribed by Pro Hockey Talk. "It was like this when I played for [the Montreal Canadiens], like this when I played for the [Avalanche]. The core are the ones that have to carry the team. They're the ones where, when you lose a game, it has to hurt from the inside. You should want more."