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Stars-Kings Preview

3/13/2011

Los Angeles Kings at Dallas Stars

Sunday March 13

2:00 p.m.

TV: Fox Sports Southwest

Radio: KTCK 1310 AM

About the Stars

The Stars ran their points streak to eight games (6-0-2) with a 4-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild at American Airlines Center Friday. Kari Lehtonen stopped 14 shots for his first shutout as a Dallas Star and his first since March 2009.

“It was nice. I wasn’t thinking about it that much anymore. It seemed like it wasn’t coming ever,” said Lehtonen. “It was nice. There was not much going on the whole game there. I give a ton of credit to our guys, how well they played and helped me out there.”

The Stars’ eight-game point streak has tied their season-high streak, which was 7-0-1 and ran from January 2 through January 20.

Injuries: F Adam Burish (lower body) is out.

About the Kings

The Kings won 4-2 in Columbus Friday night. Anze Kopitar scored three goals for the Kings, who have won the first two games of a key four-game road trip.

"We look at the standings. We know where we are. We know how important every game is. It doesn't matter who we play," said forward Justin Williams, who had three points. "It was great, getting a great start to this road trip, two straight, and now we're going to look to sweep the road trip."

The Kings are 9-1-3 in their last 13 road games.

Injuries: LW Scott Parse (hip) is out.

Series Notes

*This is the fifth of six meetings between the two teams.

*The Stars are 2-2-0 in the season series and the Kings are 2-1-1.

*Thursday October 28 | at Dallas | Los Angeles 5, Dallas 2

*Thursday November 11 | at Los Angeles | Los Angeles 3, Dallas 1

*Monday January 17 | at Dallas| Dallas 2, Los Angeles 1

*Monday March 7 | at Los Angeles | Dallas 4, Los Angeles 3 (OT)

Statistical Tidbits

*The Stars have scored three goals or more in eight straight games, totaling 27 goals during that stretch for an average of 3.4 per game.

*The Stars are 28-5-3 when they score at least three goals in a game this season.

*The Kings rank fifth in the league at 2.41 goals against per game.

*The Stars are 11-11 on the penalty over the last four games and 17-19 (89.5%) over their last eight games.

*The Kings are 17-17 on the penalty kill over the last five games.

*Stars forward Jamie Benn has a six-game goal scoring streak, which is tied for the longest in the league this season.

*Kings forward Anze Kopitar has four goals in the last three games.

Statistical matchup

Statistical matchup between the Dallas Stars and Los Angeles Kings