Colorado Avalanche goalie Craig Anderson blocks a shot during the first period of an NHL preseason hockey game against the Dallas Stars in Dallas on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Mike Fuentes)
DALLAS - Brenden Morrow scored with 59.8 seconds left to send the Dallas Stars to a 2-1 exhibition victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night.
Adam Burish carried the puck up the right side and centred a pass to Morrow, who skated hard to the net and beat goaltender Craig Anderson for his third pre-season goal.
Colorado's Kevin Porter struck from close range at 8:43 of the third period to break up a scoreless game.
Mike Ribeiro countered on the power play at 13:32, tying it at 1-1.
Kari Lehtonen made 22 saves for the Stars. Anderson stopped 21 shots.
Dallas (3-2) wraps up its pre-season schedule Saturday night at St. Louis and opens the regular season at New Jersey on Oct. 8.
Colorado (2-4) plays its final pre-season game Saturday night against Los Angeles in Las Vegas. The Avs get the regular season underway at home on Oct. 7 against defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago.