NHL Game Summary - Los Angeles at Dallas
(Sunday, November 30th)
Final Score: Los Angeles 2, Dallas 1
Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - Jaroslav Modry's goal late in the second period snapped a tie and lifted the Los Angeles Kings past the Dallas Stars, 2-1, at American Airlines Center.
Mike Cammalleri also scored for Los Angeles, which has won two straight. Roman Cechmanek stopped 18 shots for the Kings, including 13 in the second period.
Sergei Zubov tallied the lone goal for Dallas, which had a three-game winning streak halted. Marty Turco made 19 saves for the Stars.
Modry gave the Kings a 2-1 lead with 2:58 left in the second period. Modry skated down the left side, went behind the net and came out in front to Turco's left. He then waited for the goaltender to commit and fired a high shot into the net for his fourth goal of the campaign.
The Stars did not seriously threaten the rest of the game, as they managed only two shots in the third period.
After a scoreless first period, Cammalleri gave Los Angeles the lead just 31 seconds into the second frame. Cammalleri took a cross-ice pass from Alexander Frolov in the right circle and one-timed a shot past Turco for his fifth tally of the year.
Zubov evened the contest at 10:55 of the second with the help of a two-man advantage. Jerred Smithson was whistled for high-sticking at 9:22 and Aaron Miller was guilty of the same infraction 29 seconds later.
The Stars then worked the puck to Zubov, who rifled a shot from the point past Cechmanek to the stick side for his second goal of the season.
Dallas' Mike Modano was forced to leave the game early in the second period after taking a stick to the face from Frolov. Modano suffered an eye contusion and a nose laceration.
In other news, Los Angeles acquired forward Martin Straka from Pittsburgh in exchange for defenseman Martin Strbak and forward Sergei Anshakov.
Prior to the game, the Kings activated center Jozef Stumpel from injured reserve and placed right wing Dustin Brown on IR with a sprained ankle. Stumpel had missed the last 14 games because of a chest injury...Dallas was just 1-for-7 on the power play, while Los Angeles went 0-for-2 with the man advantage...The Stars' Bill Guerin had his six-game point streak snapped...The Kings halted a four-game losing streak against Dallas.
11/30 22:06:09 ET