NHL Game Summary - Los Angeles at Dallas
(Thursday, October 20th)
Final Score: Los Angeles 7, Dallas 2
Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - Craig Conroy and Lubomir Visnovsky each posted a goal and two assists to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 7-2 victory over the Dallas Stars at AmericanAirlines Center.
Luc Robitaille, Pavol Demitra, Dustin Brown and George Parros each notched a goal and an assist for the Kings, who have won three straight games and improved to 6-2 on the season. Jason LaBarbera made 28 saves in the victory.
Mike Modano and Philippe Boucher had a goal and an assist for the Stars, who have dropped two straight on the heels of a three-game win streak.
Marty Turco started in net for Dallas, but was pulled after stopping just 4- of-7 shots. Johan Hedberg stopped 17-of-21 shots in relief.
Dallas opened the scoring on Modano's goal at 2:12 of the opening stanza, but Visnovsky lit the lamp just 16 seconds later to make it a 1-1 game.
Demitra then scored at 4:54 of the first period to give LA the lead for good. Conroy sent a pass into the slot and Demitra flicked a wrister between the pads of Turco.
Alexander Frolov added another goal at the 8:33 mark to make it a 3-1 game. Robitaille fed a pass across the crease to a wide-open Frolov, who simply swept the puck over the goal line. That would be it for Turco as Hedberg came into the game.
The Kings then scored the first three goals of the second period to take a huge lead.
Brown scored at 8:56 of the second when he deflected a Michael Cammalleri slapshot past Hedberg. Conroy then tallied on a wrister from the right circle at 14:13 of the second period.
The teams then combined to score three goals in the final 1:40 of the middle period. Robitaille's goal handed LA a 6-1 advantage at the 18:20 mark. His shot wasn't originally counted because it went through the net, but replay officials eventually discovered the mistake and awarded a goal.
Boucher tallied with 1:17 left in the second to make it 6-2 and Parros closed out the scoring with his first-ever NHL goal with 34 seconds remaining.
Twelve of the Kings' 25 goals this season have come in the first period...The Stars converted 2-of-6 chances on the power play, while LA scored on 1-of-4 opportunities.
10/20 23:34:58 ET