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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

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Final
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JVU 43
 
Final
ECU 92
VULYNCH 51
 
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UNC 45
 
1st Intermission
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CAR 1
 
Final
MIA 93
LAC 110
2nd
SAC 30
CHI 33
 
Final
WVU 20
KST 26
Final
DUKE 20
UNC 45
 
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USC 46
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BC 69
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PSU 97
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ECKERD 59
 
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GRAM 30
 
Final
NCSU 79
JVU 43
 
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KEYSTONE 69
 
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VCU 106
MDES 66
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NAVY 51
 
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UNH 63
 
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PETE 59
NIAG 61
 
Final
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PBAT 85
 
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SUNYWEST 49
 
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IOWA 57
TEX 71
 
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TENN 70
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MLOWELL 57
 
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ECU 92
VULYNCH 51
 
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CBC 29
 
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FORD 50
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GMAS 65
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HOW 52
 
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FISK 60
 
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FRANKPRCE 57
 
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NO 71
 
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UNF 67
 
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NWST 89
 
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SMU 68
 
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SFLA 73
 
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2nd
CAL 58
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GAELS 42
DEN 28
 
2nd
NARZ 43
FRES 26
 
2nd
PAC 48
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1st
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TOR 5
TAM 2
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DET 4
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DAL 3
ARI 1
3rd
CAL 3
CHI 4
 
3rd
COL 2
WAS 3
 
2nd
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ANA 2
 
1st Intermission
LOS 1
CAR 1
 
1st Intermission
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4th
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KAN 20