Originally written on Stars of Big D  |  Last updated 11/5/14

DETROIT - JANUARY 29: Steve Ott #29 of the Dallas Stars skates against Jiri Hudler #26 of the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena on January 29, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images)
Colorado Avalanche (7-5-0, 14 pts) @ Dallas Stars (8-3-0, 16 pts) 7:30 PM, November 4, 2011 American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas The Stars finally get back onto the ice tonight after a six-day break, taking on the Colorado Avalanche. The Avs are one of the more suprising teams in the league so far this year as they have gotten out to a 7-5-0 record and are second place in their division, just behind the even more surprising Edmonton Oilers. Colorado is coming off a 4-1 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes at home despite outshooting the Yotes by a 40-28 margin. Phoenix plays a very similar game to Dallas so the Stars could be facing a shot deficit in this game as well. Considering how Colorado has done at home this year, the 4-1 loss actually isn't a surprise. The Avs are a league worst 1-4-0 on home ice and a league best 6-1-0 when they are on the road. Colorado's prowess on the road is actually quite scary. Colorado leads the NHL in road goals, scoring 24 goals in seven games on th...
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