February 13th, 2012
Los Angeles 4, Dallas 2
Sunday, February 12, 2012 6:00 PM
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Rookies Jordan Nolan and Dwight King scored their first NHL goals and the Los
Angeles Kings ended their season-long road trip on a high-note with a 4-2 win
over the Dallas Stars on Sunday.
Justin Williams secured the win by scoring his 11th goal of the season into
an empty net to help the Kings go 2-3-1 on their trip.
Nolan, playing in just his second career game, one-timed a no-look backhand
pass from Mike Richards behind the net at 11:29 of the third period that stood
as the game-winner.
Earlier in the third, Michael Ryder scored his 21st of the season to pull
Dallas even at 2-2.
Andrei Loktionov gave the Kings a 2-0 lead with a power-play tally at 8:21 of
the middle frame when he redirected a Jack Johnson point shot. It was his second
goal in as many nights.
Loui Eriksson put the Stars on the board with his 18th of the season at 13:22
of the second period when he tapped in an Alex Goligoski pass. It was Eriksson’s
first goal in 10 games.
King, playing in his eighth NHL contest, scored at 8:54 of the first period
when he buried a rebound off a Justin Williams shot after Anze Kopitar forced a
turnover behind the net to start the play.
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February 12th, 2012
THE STORY: The Dallas Stars will continue their fight to secure a playoff spot and lock up the season series with Los Angeles when they host the Kings on Sunday. This will be the sixth and final meeting between the teams this season. The Stars dropped the first two contests but have won the last three, including 5-4 in a shootout in Los Angeles in the last meeting. Loui Eriksson scored the decisive goal.
TV: 6 p.m. ET. FS-West, FS-South West
ABOUT THE KINGS (26-19-11): Scoring goals continues to be a struggle for Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Kings are dead last in the NHL, averaging just 2.07 goals per game. The Kings fell 2-1 in a shootout on Saturday at the New York Islanders. Andrei Loktionov’s first goal of the season was the lone tally the Kings could muster despite having 35 shots. Jonathan Quick made 23 saves. The Kings are 1-3-1 on their season-long six-game road trip and own an 11-8-7 record away from home this season.
ABOUT THE STARS (28-23-3): Dallas, which is 4-4-2 in its last 10 games, is coming off a 3-2 shootout loss on the road to the Buffalo Sabres. The Stars blew a 2-0 third-period lead, including giving up the tying goal with just 39 seconds remaining in regulation. Michael Ryder and Tomas Vincour scored, while Kari Lehtonen made 30 saves to fall to 20-12-2 on the season. It was Ryder’s 20th goal, a feat he has accomplished in five of his eight NHL seasons.
1. The Stars are 0-8-2 on the second night of back-to-backs this season.
2. Stars D Alex Goligoski has a goal and three assists in his last four games and two goals and six assists in his last eight.
3. The Kings have scored just six goals in their last five road games.
PREDICTION: Stars 3, Kings 1.
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