Richard Bachman made 26 saves in his first NHL start, defenseman Trevor Daley scored the go-ahead goal and Jamie Benn connected on a power play, leading the Dallas Stars to a 2-1 victory over Los Angeles on Saturday night and sending the low-scoring Kings their fourth straight loss.
It was the second game in a row that Los Angeles has lost at home to a goalie making his first NHL start. On Thursday night, Minnesota's Matt Hackett stopped 42 shots in a 4-2 victory.
The Kings are averaging a league-worst 2.2 goals and have scored no more than two in any of their last eight games, their longest such streak since a nine-game stretch late in the 2005-06 season.
Bachman stopped all 15 shots he faced in two previous relief appearances - one last season and the other on Thursday night at San Jose, when the 24-year-old Salt Lake City native replaced an ineffective Andrew Raycroft after two periods in Dallas' 5-2 loss and made 11 saves. Raycroft started the previous four games, and has giv...