Joe Sacco's decision to shake up his lineup paid immediate dividends for the Colorado Avalanche coach.
Sacco inserted little-used Mark Olver into the lineup, and the forward had a goal and an assist to help spark Colorado's rally in the third period that beat the Dallas Stars, 4-3, on Wednesday night.
Chuck Kobasew also had two points - including the game-winning goal - and Ryan O'Reilly had a goal and an assist for the Avalanche, who snapped a four-game skid.
It was a banner return to action for Olver, who had been a healthy scratch for seven games. He used the opportunity to state his case for more playing time.
''It hasn't been very good. I've been out of the lineup for a while and it was good to make a contribution,'' he said. ''I made mine tonight when it counted.''
Olver was almost the hero when Colorado came all the way back from a two-goal deficit. The Avalanche got the winner when Matt Hunwick's shot from the boards hit Dallas defenseman Stephane Robidas in the back of...