AUSTIN, Texas — AUSTin, Texas (AP) The Dallas Stars are back in action, winning 5-3 in overtime against the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday night.
It was their first win in a three-game road trip and first since beating Minnesota 4-0 on Oct. 5.
Dallas is 8-4-2 in its past nine home games and has won at least four in three straight.
Kari Lehtonen scored the game’s lone goal, the Kings’ third of the night.
The Stars have scored at least two goals in five straight games for the first time since April 26-June 2, 2013.
“Tonight’s a big win for us, a big step forward,” said Stars coach Lindy Ruff.
“We’ve got a lot of great players and they’re going to be ready to play at the end of the day.”
Jamie Benn scored his sixth goal of the season for Dallas, and Antoine Roussel added two assists.
Antoine Vermette scored a power-play goal and Patrick Sharp and Johnny Oduya each had two goals for the Kings.
Dallas had won three straight games before dropping two of its next four.
The Kings have lost four straight in Dallas, the longest active streak in the league.
The teams are 3-1-0 at the AAC.
The Galaxy have won four straight against Dallas, including two by a combined 3-0.
The series has been tied since the Kings won the Western Conference championship in 2016.
This was the fourth straight game that the Stars lost.
They have won two of the last three meetings.
They were 2-0-1 in those games.
The score was tied at 2-2 at the break, but the Stars were able to score twice in the final minutes to make it 3-2.
The second period was tied 2-1 at the beginning of the third when Benn scored off a turnover.
Benn then put his marker on the board just as Dallas had scored the first goal of their five-game winning streak.
The third period saw a second period goal by Sharp.
After Rousse’s shot deflected off the net, the Stars had a chance to tie it but scored off the rebound of a shot from Benn.
The goal was a 4-on-2 power play goal by Benn and Sharp that tied the game.
Stars defenseman John Klingberg made 24 saves for the Stars.
Ruff said Klingberg has been “absolutely great,” but he “loses his cool” when things don’t go his way.
“He’s the best captain we have,” Ruff said.
“And he doesn’t care.”
The Kings played without leading scorer Patrick Maroon (illness).
The Kings lost center Jonathan Quick (upper body) for the game and defenseman Brandon Pirri (concussion).
Defenseman Kyle Clifford (ankle) is questionable.
Stars forward Johnny O’Donnell (upper-body) did not practice and forward Luke Schenn (lower-body), who missed the last game of the regular season, was also on the ice.