Kempe scores in 3rd, Kings end Stars' winning streak at 4

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adrian Kempe broke a tie on a power play midway through the third period and the Los Angeles Kings beat Dallas 3-2 on Tuesday night to snap the Stars' four-game winning streak.

Phoenix Copley made 28 saves for his seventh straight victory. He's the fourth goalie in Kings history to have such a streak.

Anze Kopitar and Rasmus Kupari also scored for Los Angeles.

Jason Robertson for Dallas scored to extend his points streak to eight games. Miro Heiskanen also scored.

The Stars failed to pick up at least one point for just the fifth time in their past 25 games. Dallas has 15 wins and five overtime or shootout losses in that span.

Kempe’s power-play goal put the Kings ahead 3-2 at 9:25 of the third period. He and Kevin Fiala used their speed to create an impromptu 2-on-1 rush, with Kempe burying his shot from just outside the crease to net 15 goals in consecutive seasons for the first time.

The action picked up in the second period, leaving the game tied at 2.

Heiskanen got the Stars on the board at 6:31 on a long shot from the blue line through traffic.

Kopitar put the home team back up 2-1 at 8:13, redirecting in Drew Doughty’s shot from distance for his 11th goal of the season.

Robertson made it 2-all 56 seconds later, burying his wrist shot from the slot off Joe Pavelski’s crisp centering pass.

The Kings led after the first period on Kupari’s third goal. He beat Oettinger on a wrist shot from the right circle 7:28 into the game, set up by Kevin Fiala’s 28th assist.


Stars F Roope Hintz had two assists for his 12th multipoint game, while also extending his point streak to six games. He has six goals and three assists in that span. … The Kings could get F Trevor Moore (upper body) and Arthur Kaliyev (lower body) back against Boston on Thursday. Moore missed his fourth straight game, Kaliyev his sixth in a row.


Stars: At Anaheim on Wednesday night.

Kings: Host Boston on Thursday night.


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Dan Greenspan, The Associated Press