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 at home to Columbus, puts the Kings into sole possession of fourth place in the Western Conference.
Leading 2-1 late in the second period, the Stars tied the game on goal that should have been waved off as it was knocked out of the air with a high stick and next touched by a Dallas player.
Its a high stick and the three guys behind the play should have called it, said Kings coach Darryl Sutter. The goal was the right call but the play should have been whistled down because the puck was knocked down with a high stick.
The way they explained it to me was that if it went into the net directly it would not have ...