It's safe to say things are going the Dallas Stars' way.
Coming off a wild victory, the first-place Stars look to extend their best start in five years as they begin a four-game road trip against the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday.
After Dallas missed the playoffs the last three years, most wouldn't have expected to find the team atop the Pacific Division a month into the season.
The Stars (9-3-0), though, have gotten timely goals and mostly solid goaltending to post their best start since opening 11-2-0 in 2006-07.
Trailing 2-0 after the first period Friday, Dallas scored four times in the second and erased two one-goal leads in the third to force overtime against Colorado. Loui Eriksson's pass deflected off an Avalanche defenseman and into the net to give the Stars a 7-6 win.
"This is not how we drew up how we'd play today," Eriksson told the team's official website. "There were a lot of goals out there today. We stuck with it and won the game. We got the two points. That's wh...