Despite being outshot in the first period, the Colorado Avalanche hold 1-0 lead over the Dallas Stars on a power play goal by Milan Hejduk. Kevin Shattenkirk and John-Michael Liles assisted on the goal. Avalanche goalie Peter Budaj stopped all eight shots he faced, while Stars goal Kari Lehtonen stopped 4-of-5 shots.
The Avalanche and Stars combined for six penalties, but five of them were on the Stars. Near the end of the period, the Stars’ Brenden Morrow received two minutes for tripping David Jones and then received two more minutes for unsportsmanlike conduct for mouthing off.