Los Angeles 4, Dallas 3

Sunday, April 21, 2013 9:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Dallas 22-19-3-1 11-9-1-1 11-10-2-0 L2
Los Angeles 26-14-1-4 18-4-0-1 8-10-1-3 W2


Kings 4, Stars 3 (OT): Jeff Carter scored 4:08 into overtime and added two assists as Los Angeles won its sixth consecutive home game and dealt a blow to Dallas’ playoff hopes.

Captain Dustin Brown tallied twice while Mike Richards set up Carter and added a goal of his own for the Kings, who have points in their last five games (4-0-1). Jonathan Quick made 24 saves as Los Angeles seized a two-point edge over San Jose for fourth place in the Western Conference. The Sharks dropped a 4-3 decision to Columbus on Sunday.

Defenseman Alex Goligoski had a goal and an assist and Antoine Roussel and Loui Eriksson also scored for the Stars, who dropped their third road contest in a row (0-2-1). Kari Lehtonen stopped 27 shots as Dallas fell three points out of a playoff spot with three games remaining.

A centering feed from Richards deflected off Carter’s jersey and past Lehtonen in overtime after Brown knotted the contest with his second of the game on a power play early in the third. With Dallas defenseman Brenden Dillon serving a roughing penalty, Brown cleaned up a rebound on the doorstep after a one-timer in the slot by Carter.

Richards opened the scoring 5:06 into the game, lifting a backhand shot over Lehtonen. Brown made it 2-0 at 4:12 of the second with a wrist shot from the top of the left faceoff circle but Eriksson answered 20 seconds later to get Dallas on the board.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Roussel knocked a rebound past Quick later in the second to tie the contest and Goligoski gave Dallas a 3-2 lead 43 seconds into the third. ... Los Angeles clinched its fourth consecutive playoff appearance after the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday. ... Goligoski finished with a team-leading eight points in five games against the Kings.

Top Game Performances

Dallas   Los Angeles
Alex Goligoski 2 Points Jeff Carter 3
Alex Goligoski 1 Goals Dustin Brown 2
Alex Goligoski 1 Assists Jeff Carter 2
N/A Power Play Goals Dustin Brown 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Kari Lehtonen .871 Save Percentage Jonathan Quick .889
Kari Lehtonen 27 Saves Jonathan Quick 24

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Dallas 27 3 0-4 5-6 16 13
Los Angeles 31 4 1-6 4-4 12 42

Upcoming Games

  • Los Angeles will play its next game on the road against Minnesota. The Kings have a W/L % of .560 after a win and .632 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play its next game on the road against San Jose. The Stars have a W/L % of .409 after a win and .545 after a loss.
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