Pressure mounts on starting goalies in stretch run
The Colorado Avalanche last season rode goalie Semyon Varlamov to the top of the Central Division, while the Stars rode Kari Lehtonen to their first playoff appearance in six seasons.
Each team probably will saddle up its top horse again this season in pursuit of a postseason berth.
The Stars and Avalanche, among five teams battling for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference, faced off Tuesday for the first of three February games. Every point is crucial, and that means the...