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Dallas scores four in the third, surges past Kings

11:21 PM, Apr 9, 2013   |    comments
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Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - Ray Whitney scored twice in a big third period as the Dallas Stars took a 5-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings.

Vernon Fiddler also had two goals and added an assist while Alex Goligoski scored for the Stars, who have won three straight.

Dallas starting goaltender Kari Lehtonen left the game in the first period with a lower body injury after allowing one goal on eight shots. Richard Bachman stopped all 22 shots in relief.

It was a big two points for Dallas, as the team now has 41 on the season and sits two back of Detroit for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

Drew Doughty had the lone goal of the game for the Kings, who have dropped their past two. Jonathan Quick allowed all five goals on 31 shots in the loss.

The Kings sit in fourth place in the Western Conference, one point ahead of San Jose.

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