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Quick recap: Kings 3, Stars 2

Sunday, 03.31.2013 / 8:34 PM / News
By Mark Stepneski

The Dallas Stars fell to 2-2-0 on their five-game homestand, losing 3-2 to the Los Angeles Kings Sunday evening at American Airlines Center. The game was tied 1-1 going into the third period, but the Kings scored two goals 1:09 apart to take 3-1 lead in the game. Jamie Benn and Ray Whitney scored goals for the Stars. Kari Lehtonen stopped 37 of 40 shots. The Stars, who fell to 16-15-3, are now two points out of a playoff spot in the Western Conference.

First period

The Kings struck just 25 seconds into the game when Jeff Carter scored off a backhand shot from the left faceoff circle that deflected off Stars defenseman Brenden Dillon and past goaltender Kari Lehtonen.

The Kings went on the game’s first power play with 6:05 left in the period, but the Stars were able to kill it off to keep it a 1-0 game.

The Stars went on their first power play with 2:52 remaining in the period, but couldn’t cash in.

The Kings ended up with a 13-4 shots advantage through the first 20 minutes.

Second period

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 3 2 1 0 3
C. Sceviour 3 1 2 1 3
R. Garbutt 3 2 0 2 2
A. Chiasson 3 1 1 -3 2
T. Seguin 3 1 1 2 2
V. Nichushkin 3 1 1 1 2
S. Horcoff 3 0 2 2 2
T. Daley 3 0 2 1 2
A. Roussel 3 0 2 2 2
C. Eakin 3 0 2 0 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 1 2 0 .923 2.37
 
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