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Kings blank Stars 1-0 on a shootout goal by Justin Williams

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DALLAS - Justin Williams converted in the third round of the shootout and the Los Angeles Kings ended a three-game losing streak with a 1-0 victory over the Dallas Stars on Thursday night.

Anze Kopitar gave the Kings the advantage in the first round of the shootout, making a nifty move to fake Marty Turco out of position, then tucking the puck into the net one-handed.

But Dallas' Jere Lehtinen drew the Stars even in the third round, beating Jonathan Quick with a forehand shot from the slot.

Williams was up next, and he gave the Kings the extra point when his shot trickled over the goal line after Turco appeared to make the stop. The officials went to video replay, which showed the puck over the goal line.

The Stars, 0-4-1 in their past five, are 12th in the Western Conference with 75 points, three more than the Kings.

Turco made 30 saves. Quick stopped 29.

Turco kept the game scoreless with less than two minutes left in regulation, making a sharp glove save on Teddy Purcell's shot from the slot.

Dallas and Los Angeles both have eight games left, five each on the road.

The Stars, who came within two wins of reaching last year's Stanley Cup finals, are in danger of missing the playoffs for the second time in the past 12 seasons.

The injury-depleted Stars are without top players Brenden Morrow, Brad Richards and Sergei Zubov, and Dallas also lost defenceman Trevor Daley less than three minutes after the opening faceoff when he crashed headfirst into the boards.

Daley was trying to take possession of the puck behind the Stars net when he was checked by Kings left wing Raitis Ivanans. Daley's head struck the end boards and he was down for several minutes before being helped off the ice.

Daley did not return, leaving Dallas short a defenceman. Daley will be evaluated on Friday.

Los Angeles has two goals in the past four games, both on the power play, and hasn't scored at even strength since a 3-2 win at Boston on March 19.

The Stars have seven goals during the past five games and are 1-for-23 on the power play during that span.

Dallas held a 12-3 shots edge in the first period, but Los Angeles had the shots advantage in the second period 14-6.

Notes: The Kings were making the fifth stop on a six-game road trip. ... LW Alexander Frolov, the Kings' No. 2 scorer, missed his second straight game with a lower-body injury. Frolov has two goals and four assists against Dallas this season. ... Los Angeles C Jarret Stoll had to be helped to the locker room in the third period, favouring his left leg. ... Rookie C Tom Wandell, who completed his Swedish Elite League season, was playing his sixth game for Dallas. ... Stars RW Krys Barch missed the third period with a lower-body injury.

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