Stars ex­tend win streak to five, edge Kings, 2-1

Antelope Valley Press - - SPORTS - By JOE REEDY

LOS AN­GE­LES — Jamie Benn and Blake Comeau scored 37 sec­onds apart dur­ing the sec­ond pe­riod as the Dal­las Stars ex­tended their win­ning streak to five with a 2-1 vic­tory over the Los An­ge­les Kings on Wednesday night.

Dal­las has come from be­hind for all the wins on its cur­rent streak, and this was only the sec­ond time the Stars didn’t trail go­ing into the third pe­riod.

Benn scored on a power play at 14:46 of the sec­ond to tie it 1-all when he had an open net af­ter goalie Jonathan Quick lost his bal­ance. Quick was ex­pect­ing a shot from Tyler Seguin, but the cen­ter faked and passed to Benn, who put home his 10th of the sea­son.

Comeau then quickly gave the Stars the lead when he re­trieved a loose puck in the neu­tral zone, skated into the Kings zone and fired a slap shot from the right cir­cle that went in off the post for his sixth.

An­ton Khu­dobin gave up a goal to Anze Ko­pi­tar on the Kings’ first shot be­fore mak­ing 30 saves. Quick stopped 30 shots for Los An­ge­les, which has dropped three straight and six of eight.

Ko­pi­tar opened the scor­ing 2:01 into the game with a one-timer off a cross-ice pass from Tyler Tof­foli for his 16th goal of the sea­son.

It was Ko­pi­tar’s 328th goal in 14 sea­sons with Los An­ge­les, mov­ing him past Bernie Ni­cholls for fourth­most in fran­chise his­tory.

NOTES: Kings LW Alex Iafallo ex­tended his point streak to eight games with the se­condary assist on Ko­pi­tar’s goal. Iafallo has nine points (four goals, five as­sists) dur­ing that span . ... C Blake Li­zotte sus­tained a lower-body in­jury, the Kings said.

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