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Avalanche rally for win against Stars

Get three goals in third period; Radek Faksa scores twice for Dallas

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The Colorado Avalanche scored three times in the third period of a 4-2 preseason win against the Dallas Stars on Wednesday. 

Francois Beauchemin, Ben Smith and Patrick Wiercioch scored in the period for Colorado, which entered it trailing 2-1. Joe Whitney gave the Avalanche a 1-0 lead 8:58 into the first period.

Radek Faksa, who was returning to play after sustaining a concussion during the World Cup of Hockey 2016, scored seven seconds into the second period, and at 3:30, for Dallas. 

Stars goalie Antti Niemi made 14 saves on 15 shots in two periods. Calvin Pickard made 22 saves playing two periods for the Avalanche.

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