Final
  for this game

Kings look to get season on track

Dec 13, 2007 - 3:17 PM Los Angeles (12-17-2) at Dallas (16-11-4) 8:30 pm EST

DALLAS (Ticker) - The Los Angeles Kings have struggled mightily over the last two weeks. They will be hard-pressed to reverse their recent fortunes on the road against the Dallas Stars.

Anze Kopitar and the struggling Kings visit the Stars on Thursday in the fifth meeting this season between the Pacific Division rivals.

The Kings have lost their last six visits to Dallas, including a 3-0 loss here on November 19.

Despite the outstanding exploits of Kopitar, Los Angeles has dropped five of its last seven contests, including Wednesday's 6-3 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.

Kopitar scored his third goal in as many contests to extend his points streak to eight games. The second-year center leads the Kings with 15 goals and 32 points this season.

The Stars, who have five of their last seven home games overall, have outscored the Kings by a 23-10 margin during their home winning streak vs. Los Angeles.

Brenden Morrow netted the game-winning goal in overtime Monday to lift the Stars to a 5-4 triumph over the Edmonton Oilers.

Defenseman Sergei Zubov recorded a goal and three assists for Dallas, which has won nine of its last 13 contests overall.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    LOS ANGELES 0 0 1 1
    DALLAS 1 3 0 4 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: DAL - MIKE RIBEIRO 14 (ANTTI MIETTINEN, BRENDEN MORROW)
    11:52
    2ND PRD: DAL - (PP) BRENDEN MORROW 11 (MIKE RIBEIRO, ANTTI MIETTINEN)
    2:40
    DAL - MATT NISKANEN 3 (MIKE RIBEIRO, SERGEI ZUBOV) 7:03
    DAL - (PP) MIKE RIBEIRO

    Dec 13 10:52 PM


  • NHL
    LOS ANGELES 1
    DALLAS 4
    3RD PRD: LOS - (PP) TOM PREISSING 4 (MICHAL HANDZUS, PATRICK
    O'SULLIVAN) 3:29

    Kings vs. StarsDec 13 10:27 PM


  • NHL
    AT DALLAS
    LOS GOALIE CHANGE
    JEAN-SEBASTIEN AUBIN, 14:56 2ND PRD

    Dec 13 10:02 PM


  • NHL
    LOS ANGELES 0
    DALLAS 4
    2ND PRD: DAL - (PP) MIKE RIBEIRO 15 (SERGEI ZUBOV, MIKE MODANO) 14:56

    Kings vs. StarsDec 13 9:58 PM


  • NHL
    LOS ANGELES 0
    DALLAS 3
    2ND PRD: DAL - MATT NISKANEN 3 (MIKE RIBEIRO, SERGEI ZUBOV) 7:03

    Kings vs. StarsDec 13 9:41 PM


  • NHL
    LOS ANGELES 0
    DALLAS 2
    2ND PRD: DAL - (PP) BRENDEN MORROW 11 (MIKE RIBEIRO, ANTTI MIETTINEN)
    2:40

    Kings vs. StarsDec 13 9:33 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    LOS ANGELES 0 0
    DALLAS 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: DAL - MIKE RIBEIRO 14 (ANTTI MIETTINEN) 11:52
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    LOS 5 5
    DAL 8 8
    GOALIES: LOS - JON QUICK
    DAL - MARTY TURCO

    Dec 13 9:09 PM


  • NHL
    LOS ANGELES 0
    DALLAS 1
    1ST PRD: DAL - MIKE RIBEIRO 14 (ANTTI MIETTINEN) 11:52

    Kings vs. StarsDec 13 8:55 PM