FINAL
MTL
1
BOS
2
FINAL
PHI
3
NYI
2
FINAL
OTT
3
NYR
0
FINAL
CAR
5
TBL
2
FINAL SO
PHX
2
DET
3
FINAL OT
VAN
3
STL
2
FINAL OT
COL
2
NSH
3
FINAL
SJS
2
WPG
0
FINAL
MIN
2
CHI
5
FINAL OT
ANA
0
CGY
1
FINAL SO
DAL
5
LAK
4
DAL
42-35-5
LAK
40-27-15
SO
38 SOG
41 SOG

Stars edge Kings in shootout, 5-4

Curtis Zupke  - NHL.com Correspondent | Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:50 AM

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings might have lost more than the game on Thursday night. Sepcifically, alternate captain Anze Kopitar.

Loui Eriksson scored twice in regulation and scored the only goal in a shootout as the Dallas Stars defeated the Kings, 5-4, on Thursday night, but Kopitar's injury may mean more lasting damage.

Kopitar left the game when he was sent crashing into the end boards by Brenden Morrow at 12:12 of the third period. He suffered an upper-body injury, according to the Kings, and his status was not immediately clear.

Dallas forced a tie at 4 with 5:25 to go in regulation when Eriksson's pass went off Willie Mitchell's stick and into the net, a goal that ended L.A.'s penalty-killing streak at 40 straight dating to Dec.17.

Dallas got a four-minute power play following the dangerous-looking Morrow hit in which Kopitar stayed prone on the ice for about a minute before he was helped to the trainer's room.

Mike Richards went after Morrow and received instigator, fighting, unsportsmanlike conduct penalties and a 10-minute game misconduct that gave Dallas a four-minute power play. Morrow received a fighting major.

The Kings appeared to be in the driver's seat when they erased a 3-2 deficit with power-play goals by Jack Johnson and Dustin Brown in the third. Those, along with Kopitar's man-advantage goal in the second, marked the first time this season L.A. has scored three power play goals.

Prior to that, the game seemed to turn toward the Stars' favor in the middle of the second period.

Alex Goligoski one-timed Michael Ryder's drop pass past Jonathan Quick (34 saves) for a 3-1 lead while the Kings were still livid for a perceived non-call on Ryder's trip of Drew Doughty in their end.

But L.A. pulled to 3-2 when fourth line winger Trevor Lewis slipped behind the Stars defense and deked past the outstretched Lehtonen on a breakaway for his first goal this season.

Kopitar tipped in Johnson's point shot to pull L.A. to 2-1 early in the second. It was the first time Dallas had surrendered a power play goal in seven games.

Dallas outworked Los Angeles for two goals in 51 seconds in the first period.

Eric Nystrom put in his own rebound at 14:04 after Radek Dvorak chased it down on the right side to set him up.

Eriksson grabbed Tom Wandell's rebound and scored on a quick snap shot through Slava Voynov at 14:55. Brenden Morrow started the rush when he got the puck from Dustin Penner near the wall.
1st2nd3rdOTsoT
DAL ()
LAK ()
Scoring Summary
1st Period
14:04DAL Loui Eriksson (15) Wrist shot - ASST: Tom Wandell (8), Brenden Morrow (13) 1 - 0 DAL
14:55DAL Eric Nystrom (13) Wrist shot - ASST: Radek Dvorak (15) 2 - 0 DAL
2nd Period
06:16LAK PPG - Anze Kopitar (13) Tip-in - ASST: Jack Johnson (12), Justin Williams (19) 2 - 1 DAL
07:14DAL Alex Goligoski (5) Slapshot - ASST: Michael Ryder (14), Brenden Morrow (14) 3 - 1 DAL
09:22LAK Trevor Lewis (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Brad Richardson (2), Jack Johnson (13) 3 - 2 DAL
3rd Period
06:38LAK PPG - Jack Johnson (7) Slapshot - ASST: Drew Doughty (15), Anze Kopitar (26) 3 - 3 Tie
08:55LAK PPG - Dustin Brown (11) Tip-in - ASST: Anze Kopitar (27), Justin Williams (20) 4 - 3 LAK
14:35DAL PPG - Loui Eriksson (16) Wrist shot - ASST: Michael Ryder (15), Alex Goligoski (8) 4 - 4 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
1LAKJarret Stoll - Missed
2DALMichael Ryder - Save
3LAKDustin Brown - Save
4DALLoui Eriksson - Goal
5LAKTrevor Lewis - Save
Shootout Summary
RNDLos Angeles KingsDallas Stars
1Jarret Stoll
Michael Ryder
2Dustin Brown
Loui Eriksson
3Trevor Lewis
Three Stars of the Game
Jack Johnson
1st
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 2Hits: 2
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 22:01
Loui Eriksson
2nd
G: 2Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 19:26
Anze Kopitar
3rd
G: 1Shots: 4
A: 2Hits: 3
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: -1TOI: 19:51
Penalty Summary
1st Period
03:12DAL Steve Ott  Roughing against  Justin Williams
03:12LAK Justin Williams  Roughing against  Steve Ott
04:59LAK Brad Richardson  Interference on goalkeeper against  Kari Lehtonen
16:51DAL Jamie Benn  Roughing against  Dustin Brown
2nd Period
04:17DAL Sheldon Souray  Tripping against  Trent Hunter
12:52DAL Sheldon Souray  Roughing against  Jarret Stoll
16:00LAK Rob Scuderi  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
3rd Period
01:01LAK Mike Richards  Hooking against  Trevor Daley
01:53DAL Brenden Morrow  Hooking against  Willie Mitchell
05:28DAL Michael Ryder  Tripping against  Kyle Clifford
06:12DAL Mark Fistric  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
08:15DAL Radek Dvorak  Slashing against  Anze Kopitar
09:50LAK Mike Richards  Slashing against  Michael Ryder
12:12LAK Mike Richards  Game misconduct
12:12LAK Mike Richards  Unsportsmanlike conduct
12:12LAK Mike Richards  Instigator - face shield against  Brenden Morrow
12:12LAK Mike Richards  Fighting (maj) against  Brenden Morrow
12:12DAL Brenden Morrow  Fighting (maj) against  Mike Richards
OT Period
04:38DAL Sheldon Souray  Roughing against  Drew Doughty
04:38LAK Drew Doughty  Charging against  Kari Lehtonen
04:38LAK Drew Doughty  Misconduct (10 min)
shots by period
PeriodDALLAK
1st1616
2nd1114
3rd97
OT24
Total3841
Team Stats
CategoryDALLAK
Power Plays1/63/7
Hits3739
Faceoff Wins3328
Giveaways919
Takeaways47
Blocked Shots1211
Penalty Minutes2341
  • DALLAS
  • LOS ANGELES
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
2N. GrossmannD00-10018:51
3S. RobidasD0010023:42
6T. DaleyD0002025:47
10B. MorrowL0213715:41
11J. DowellC001306:02
14J. BennL0013224:57
16A. BurishR0002010:27
17T. PetersenC000002:56
20R. DvorakR0110214:15
21L. ErikssonR2003019:26
23T. WandellC0104013:21
24E. NystromL1014013:05
28M. FistricD0010217:42
29S. OttC0004219:49
33A. GoligoskiD1123023:12
38V. FiddlerC0003014:47
44S. SourayD0013621:07
73M. RyderR0211218:38
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
32K. Lehtonen3741.90265:00
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
2M. GreeneD0002016:43
3J. JohnsonD1203022:01
7R. ScuderiD00-10220:29
8D. DoughtyD01-131228:15
10M. RichardsC00-112311:52
11A. KopitarC12-14019:51
13K. CliffordL00-10010:09
14J. WilliamsR02-14219:40
15B. RichardsonR0113214:08
22T. LewisC1012012:19
23D. BrownR10-17023:43
24C. FraserC00-11014:10
25D. PennerR00-12014:22
26S. VoynovD00-11018:03
28J. StollC00-10018:52
33W. MitchellD00-14023:46
47T. HunterR00-1007:01
48A. LoktionovC0014012:00
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
32J. Quick3438.89564:51