Stars 3, Kings 1
DALLAS (AP) _ Ed Belfour made 36 saves as the Dallas Stars ran their franchise-record unbeaten streak against the Los Angeles Kings to 22 games with a 3-1 victory Wednesday night.
Dallas, 4-0 against Los Angeles this season, is 16-0-6 against the Kings since April 6, 1995. The Minnesota North Stars had a 21-game streak (17-0-4) against the Kings from 1970-73.
Sergei Zubov scored the tiebreaking goal on a power play early in the second period. Zubov’s slap shot from the right point beat goalie Jamie Storr.
Mike Modano had a goal and two assist, and Brett Hull added an empty-net goal with 14.1 seconds left for the injury-plagued Stars. Dallas is missing several of its top players, including defenseman Derian Hatcher, center Joe Nieuwendyk and left wing Jere Lehtinen.
The Stars’ penalty killers kept the Kings scoreless in six power-play chances as Dallas improved to 9-3 in its last 12 games.
The Stars took a 1-0 lead at 11:10 of the first period on Modano’s rebound goal. Modano’s 19th goal of the season came one second after the Kings killed a power play.
The Kings tied it at 18:24 of the opening period when Craig Johnson scored his sixth of the season on a wrist shot from the right circle.