Dallas 5, Los Angeles 2

Thursday, March 7, 2013 10:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Dallas 12-9-2-0 5-4-1-0 7-5-1-0 W2
Los Angeles 12-8-1-1 7-2-0-1 5-6-1-0 L1


Stars 5, Kings 2: Captain Brenden Morrow snapped a tie 5:16 into the third period and Jaromir Jagr scored twice as visiting Dallas continued its success on the road while ending Los Angeles' six-game home winning streak.

Cody Eakin recorded a goal and an assist, Antoine Roussel added an empty-netter and Kari Lehtonen made 31 saves for the Stars, who improved to 6-1-1 in their last eight away from home.

Trevor Lewis and Jeff Carter scored while Jonathan Quick stopped 17 shots for Los Angeles, which had earned a point in eight straight at home (7-0-1) following a season-opening loss to Chicago at the Staples Center.

After converting a power-play chance with 1:14 remaining in the second period to forge a tie, Eakin delivered a cross-crease pass to Morrow, who scored from the right side to give Dallas a 3-2 edge. Jagr doubled the advantage by burying a rebound from the left faceoff circle at 9:40 and Roussel sealed the win with 1:41 to play.

Jagr opened the scoring during a power play 5 1/2 minutes into the contest, but Lewis put a shot from the bottom of the left circle under the crossbar for the equalizer at 12:10. Carter gave the Kings the lead with 4 1/2 minutes left in the second as his pass attempt caromed off defenseman Jordie Benn's skate and past Lehtonen.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Morrow's goal was the 243rd of his career, tying him with Jere Lehtinen for seventh place on the franchise list. ... Carter has scored 12 goals in his last 12 games. ... Los Angeles fell to 2-1-0 on its five-game homestand, which concludes with matchups against Calgary on Saturday and Monday. ... Dallas has scored at least three goals in eight straight road games.

Top Game Performances

Dallas   Los Angeles
Jaromir Jagr 2 Points Jeff Carter 1
Jaromir Jagr 2 Goals Jeff Carter 1
Jamie Benn 2 Assists Dwight King 1
Jaromir Jagr 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Kari Lehtonen .939 Save Percentage Jonathan Quick .810
Kari Lehtonen 31 Saves Jonathan Quick 17

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Dallas 22 5 2-3 1-1 2 19
Los Angeles 33 2 0-1 1-3 6 41

Upcoming Games

  • Los Angeles will play its next game at home against Calgary. The Kings have a W/L % of .583 after a win and .556 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play its next game on the road against Arizona. The Stars have a W/L % of .364 after a win and .636 after a loss.
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