banner

NHL

more stats

NHL Game Summary - Los Angeles at Dallas



(Tuesday, December 31st)

Final Score: Dallas 3, Los Angeles 2

Dallas, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Tyler Seguin and Erik Cole scored in the second period, and Dallas clipped Los Angeles, 3-2, at American Airlines Center.

Cole added a first-period marker and Kari Lehtonen came up with 23 saves for the Stars, winners in five of their last seven outings.

"We were as solid as we could be," said Dallas head coach Lindy Ruff. "You are going to have to give us some opportunities. I think we gave up one other one where they hit the post but I thought we still played and moved the puck well."

Ben Scrivens stopped 29 shots for the Kings, who received goals from Jeff Carter and Anze Kopitar in their fourth straight loss.

"I thought we played really well, we got a little bit of a bad break on the second goal and we're not scoring any goals right now," said Los Angeles head coach Darryl Sutter. "We've played well enough to win, other than the game before Christmas, we easily could've won the last three. That's the way it goes."

Dallas took control in the second frame, racking up an 11-6 shot advantage and taking a 3-1 lead on tallies by Seguin on the power play and Cole at even strength.

Seguin put his club on top to stay at 12:13 of the middle frame, when he played an Alex Chiasson carom off the back boards and beat Scrivens from the right side.

It was a two-goal margin at 15:16 as Cole potted his second of the contest, a high shot from a sharp angle on the left wing.

Kopitar struck just 65 seconds into the third, picking the puck out of Jamie Benn's skates and firing home from the left circle.

Lehtonen only had to face four more LA shots for the duration, and no quality chances with Scrivens on the bench in the final minute.

The clubs exchanged power-play goals in the first 20 minutes. Carter gave Los Angeles the lead at 12:23, then Cole equalized for the hosts at 15:58.

Game Notes

Dallas has won four of its last five home games and has collected at least a point in all (4-0-1) ... Los Angeles completes its four-game road trip in St. Louis on Thursday.

01/01 02:25:58 ET

Other Stories

Hurricanes

Ron Francis named new Carolina Hurricanes GM
Canes questions? Get answers at Fan Town Hall

After a fifth season without a playoff run, the Carolina Hurricanes will start camp with a new head coach and other new faces in the front office. Fan Town Hall is YOUR chance to ask team leaders how they will turn it around.

Related Stories
  • NFL: Oakland at Green Bay

    Tomorrow at 8:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • PGA: The Barclays

    Saturday at 12:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: New Orleans at Indianapolis

    Saturday at 8:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: San Diego at San Francisco

    Sunday at 4:00 pm on FOX50

  • NFL: Panthers at New England

    Tomorrow at 7:30 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • HighSchoolOT.com Wrap-up Show

    Saturday at 9:00 am on 99.9 The Fan

  • MLB: San Francisco at Washington

    Saturday at 4:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
17th
DUR 0
NOR 5
 
Final
NYY 3
HOU 0
Final
MIN 4
CLE 1
Final
TAM 1
DET 0
Final
WAS 1
ARI 0
8th
CIN 0
ATL 8
 
8th
BOS 0
ANA 2
 
3rd
CHC 3
SFG 2
 
10:10pm Tonight
LOS
SDP
4th
PHI 31
PIT 7
 
17th
DUR 0
NOR 5