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Williams, Kings drop struggling Stars in shootout

DALLAS (AP) -- 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


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


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.


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