Kings end homestand looking for third straight win

Dallas (5-7-2) at Los Angeles (5-6-2), 10:30 p.m. EST

LOS ANGELES (Ticker) — The Los Angeles Kings hope to continue
their momentum when they end a season-long seven-game homestand
on Tuesday against the Dallas Stars.

Los Angeles opened the homestand with four losses – two coming
beyond regulation – but have won the last two contests. The
team has yet to win three straight games this season.

Anze Kopitar had a goal and two assists and Alexander Frolov,
Tom Preissing and rookie defenseman Drew Doughty scored
power-play goals as the Kings posted a 5-3 victory over the St.
Louis Blues on Saturday.

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The Stars are finishing a season-high five-game road trip,
losing three of the first four contests.

Goaltender Marty Turco’s tough season continued in Dallas’ 2-1
setback at San Jose on Saturday as he mishandled the puck in
front of the net, leading to Patrick Marleau’s game-winning goal
with 29 seconds remaining.

Turco is just 4-6-2 this season with a 3.93 goals-against
average. The mark is well above his career high GAA of 2.55,
which he set during the 2005-06 season.

The teams, who split the eight meetings last season, will play
in Dallas on Thursday.