4/2/16: Jordie Benn drills a one-timer from the left point that deflects off a defender's stick and in for a go-ahead goal in the 3rd
LOS ANGELES --Jordie Benn scored the game-winning goal with under five minutes left and Kari Lehtonen made 24 saves to help the Dallas Stars defeat the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 and give Stars coach Lindy Ruff his 700th career win at Staples Center on Saturday.
"It means I've been around a long time," said Ruff, who began his head coaching career with the Buffalo Sabres in 1997 and joined the Stars in 2013. "I'm looking forward to the next 700."
Situation Room: Kings lose challenge on Stars' PPG
4/2/16: After a Kings challenge, the referee determines there was no offside infraction on the Stars' goal and the on-ice call stands
At 19:57 of the first period in the Stars/Kings game, Los Angeles requested a Coach's Challenge to review whether Dallas was off-side before the puck entered the net.
After reviewing all available replays and consulting with NHL Hockey Operations staff, the Linesmen were inconclusive in determining whether the Stars were off-side prior to the goal. According to Rule 78.7, "if a review is not conclusive and/or there is any doubt whatsoever as to whether the call on the ice was correct, the On-Ice Official(s) will be instructed to confirm their original call."
4/2/16: The referees waive off a goal, citing goalie interference, and after the Stars challenge, the call stands
At 16:14 of the first period in the Stars/Kings game, Dallas requested a Coach's Challenge to review the "Interference on the Goalkeeper" decision that resulted in a "no goal" call.
After reviewing all available replays and consulting with NHL Hockey Operations staff, the Referee confirmed that Antoine Roussel made incidental contact with goaltender Jonathan Quick before the puck crossed the goal line, preventing Quick from doing his job in the crease.
Season series: The Los Angeles Kings will try to complete a three-game sweep of the Dallas Stars. Milan Lucic's third-period goal gave Los Angeles a 3-2 win at Staples Center on Jan. 19, and Anze Kopitar had a goal and an assist in a 5-2 victory at American Airlines Center on March 15.