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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 counted because it was a high stick above the crossbar and below the shoulder, said Kings captain Dustin Brown. "Does it matter that he jumped three feet in the air (Brown said to the refs). Im still confused about their explanation."
The Kings thought they regained the lead but referees, Mike Leggo and Mike Hasenfratz were at it again, waving off what should have been a Kings goal, when they claimed Kings forward Trevor Lewis had interfered with a Dallas player and denying goalie Kari Lehtonen the right to make a play on the puck.
Replays clearly indicated that the officials were incorrect
It is what it is," said Kings center Anze Kopitar. "You look down the bench and a couple of guys said that is not going to beat us tonight. There is nothing you can do. You definitely cant feel sorry for yourself. You go back on the ice and score another one, and tonight we accomplished that.
Points at this time of the year are precious as the L.A. continues to be in a battle with San Jose and St. Louis for the fourth seed in the Western Conference and home ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs.
Every game is important for us and we have a goal of clinching home ice and we need a couple of more wins to accomplish that, added Kopitar. "It wasnt our best game but at the end of the day we found a way to win and got the two points."
The Kings now head on the road with back to back games starting Wednesday night in Minnesota (5 p.m. Prime Ticket) and Thursday in Detroit (4:30 p.m. PT) where they will be facing a Red Wings team that is hoping \to avoid missing the playoffs for the first time in 22 years.
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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...
About midway through the second period, the Los Angeles Kings were down 2-0 when Dustin Brown threw a vicious elbow at Jason Pominville’s face. The puck came to Brown on the half-wall, and rather than wait for Pominville to make contact with him, Brown lunged at Pominville and delivered an elbow right to his face. A penalty wasn’t called on the play, but something tells me...
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...
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...
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The Dallas Stars probably did not deserve to come away from last night's game in Los Angeles with any points. As such, gaining one point from a 4-3 overtime loss to the Kings was not a terrible outcome despite the fact Dallas urgently needs every point it can get as it battles Columbus and Detroit for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
One of the Stars'...
FIRST... read our GAMEDAY PREVIEW for tonight's LA Kings game against the Dallas Stars. Exclusively on LAKings.com.
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THEN... Brigitte from One Girl, One Puck is back with an all-Dallas Stars edition of her demented look at the LA Kings opponent for tonight's game... something we like to...
After a tough 2-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues on Friday night at Scottrade Center, the Dallas Stars head into Sunday night's Pacific Division tilt with the reigning NHL Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings in need of a nice bounce back performance at Staples Center. And if Dallas' history against the Kings this season is any indication, they could very well get it.
First the LA Kings broadcast team and the Dallas Stars broadcast is below...
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MINI-PREVIEW 12:05 PM CDT
With time running down to claim the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference, the Dallas Stars (22-19-3) need a win tonight to keep pace with the Columbus Blue Jackets and Detroit Red Wings. Tonight, the Stars are in Los Angeles to take on the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings (25-14-5). The game starts at 8 p.m. CDT and will be televised...
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Western Conference Quarter Finals (Best-of-Five Series)
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If they are to be in the playoff fight rather than playing the spoiler role in the final two games of the season, the Dallas Stars (22-19-4) must find a way to come up with a road win tonight against the San Jose Sharks (24-14-7). The game starts at 9:00 p.m. CDT and will be televised nationally on NBC Sports Network.
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LA Kings captain Dustin Brown will have some explaining to do today. Brown will have a hearing with the NHL to explain his blatant elbow to the face of former Sabres captain Jason Pominville. The incident happened in last night's 2-1 Wild win.
Here's the hit in question.
Pominville was taken to the room for observation after he struggled to get to his feet. he...