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Jeff Carter deflected the winning goal off his upper body with 51 seconds left in overtime, and the Los Angeles Kings took sole possession of fourth place in the Western Conference with a 4-3 victory over the Dallas Stars on Sunday night.
Captain Dustin Brown scored two goals for the defending Stanley Cup champions, and Mike Richards scored an early goal before putting the puck off Carter's chest for the overtime winner - Carter's 25th goal of a standout season.
The Kings (26-14-5) moved two points clear of San Jose for fourth place and home-ice advantage in the first round after the Sharks lost to Columbus.
Alex Goligoski scored early in the third period and Kari Lehtonen stopped 27 shots for the Stars, who have lost three of four.
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Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter was credited with the game winning goal in overtime of Sunday night's NHL game against the Dallas Stars when a pass from teammate Mike Richards hit Carter in the chest and deflected into the net. Carter also contributed 2 assists in the 4-3 Kings victory. Video via KingsVision. H/T Puck Daddy. Visit us at holdoutsports.com and follow...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jeff Carter deflected the winning goal off his upper body with 51 seconds left in overtime, and the Los Angeles Kings took sole possession of fourth place in the Western Conference with a 4-3 victory over the Dallas Stars on Sunday night.
Captain Dustin Brown scored two goals for the defending Stanley Cup champions, and Mike Richards scored an early goal before...
After all the momentum swings, debatable calls and general weirdness in the Los Angeles Kings' chippy visit from Dallas, neither team seemed all that surprised when it was decided on a puck to the chest.
Jeff Carter deflected the winning goal off his upper body with 51 seconds left in overtime, and the Kings took sole possession of fourth place in the Western Conference with...
from Helene Elliott of the LA Times,
It's starting to feel a lot like last season for the Kings.
After a rocky start and adjustments on defense made necessary by injuries to Willie Mitchell and Matt Greene, the Kings have rediscovered the formula that a year ago boosted them from the No. 8 seeding in the West to winning the Stanley Cup. They're blending strong...
LOS ANGELES -- The Dallas Stars weren't the only thing the Los Angeles Kings were battling on Sunday night.
Not only are the pesky Stars responsible for three of the Kings' 14 losses on the season, the Kings also had to overcome two tough calls by the officials as Los Angeles persevered in a 3-2 overtime victory at Staples Center.
The victory, combined with San Joses loss...
As good as the Los Angeles Kings have been at home, they would surely like to gain home-ice advantage for the first round of the playoffs.
It hasn't helped when they've faced the Dallas Stars lately.
Dallas has handed the Kings half of their regulation home losses and can boost its postseason hopes Sunday night by winning in Los Angeles for the fifth straight time.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Charlie Coyle and Cal Clutterbuck scored 16 seconds apart late in the first period, helping the Minnesota Wild break their five-game home losing streak and hang on for a critical 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night.
Jeff Carter's slap shot whizzed past Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom with an improbable 0.8 seconds left before the second intermission...
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Our RECAP master PumperNicholl takes a look at last night's Los Angeles Kings-Stars game. He actually wrote a recap and then the referees took it away from him so he had to write another one. Take it away, PumperNicholl....
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