Posted March 21, 2013 on AP on Fox

DENVER - JANUARY 16: Head coach Joe Sacco leads the Colorado Avalanche against the New Jersey Devils during NHL action at the Pepsi Center on January 16, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Devils 3-1. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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...
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