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Stars top Avalanche; Dickinson scores in NHL debut

Dallas can win Central Division with victory in season finale

by Steve Hunt / 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."

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Situation Room

Video Review: COL @ DAL - 4:29 of the First Period

Review confirms puck did not cross Colorado goal line @NHLdotcom

Situation Room: COL vs. DAL

Situation Room: Call of no goal stands

4/7/16: After video review, Calvin Pickard's save on John Klinberg's shot stands after it is determined the puck does not cross the goal line

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At 4:29 of the first period in the Avalanche/Stars game, video review confirmed that the puck did not cross the Colorado goal line. No goal Dallas.

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Illness sidelines Stars' Spezza against Avalanche

Dallas in position to clinch top seed in Western Conference

by Steve Hunt / Correspondent

AVALANCHE (39-37-4) AT STARS (48-23-9)

TV: 8:30 p.m. ET; ALT, FS-SW, NHL.TV

DALLAS -- Dallas Stars center Jason Spezza won't play against the Colorado Avalanche at American Airlines Center on Thursday because of an illness.

Spezza, third on the Stars with 60 points, missed the morning skate and was ruled out by coach Lindy Ruff.

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Roy says Avalanche missing playoffs 'unacceptable'

Coach claims 'mindset needs to change,' players 'should want more' @NHLdotcom

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."

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'Too early' to tell if Seguin's ready for playoffs

Stars forward skating, recovering from cut to Achilles tendon @NHLdotcom

Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin may not be ready for the start of the Stanley Cup Playoffs because of an injured Achilles tendon.

"It's too early for me to even comment whether he [will be ready] or not," coach Lindy Ruff told the Stars website Wednesday.

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