Frozen Royalty Audio/Video: Defensive Breakdowns Doom LA Kings in 5-2 Loss To Dallas

LOS ANGELES — Jaromir Jagr scored two goals, Cody Eakin scored a goal and added an assist, and Jamie Benn contributed two assists to lead the Dallas Stars to a 5-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings in front of a sell-out crowd of 18,118 fans at Staples Center on March 7.

Alex Gogligoski also tallied two assists for the Stars.

With Kings defenseman Keaton Ellerby off for tripping at 4:24 of the first period, Jagr opened the scoring just 1:04 later, taking a pass from Benn across the middle of the slot for an easy wrist shot from the left circle into the gaping left side of the net for a power play goal.

Kings forward Trevor Lewis answered at 12:10, firing a wrist shot from the bottom of the left circle over Dallas goaltender Kari Lehtonen’s left shoulder to tie the game.

White-hot Jeff Carter scored at 15:30 of the second period, banking a wrist shot off Benn’s skate into the net for his 16th goal of the season, giving the Kings a 2-1 lead.. But just 3:16 later, Eakin took advantage of the Kings’ poor penalty-killing in the game, scoring a backhand goal off the rush on the power play to tie the game, 2-2.

The Stars scored three more unanswered goals in the third period. Brendan Morrow was left all alone at the right goal post, and scored an easy slam dunk goal at 5:16. Jagr scored his second goal of the game at 9:40 on another defensive breakdown by the Kings, followed by an empty-net goal scored by left wing Antoine Roussel at 18:19.

Lehtonen made 31 saves to earn the victory, while Jonathan Quick allowed four goals on 21 shots. His record dropped to 7-7-2, with a 2.59 goals against average and a poor .895 save percentage in 17 games (16 starts; 951 minutes).


  • Carter has twelve goals in the last twelve games.
  • Dustin Penner extended his assist streak to four games, a career high.
  • Mike Richards has eight points in the last eight games (two goals, six assists).
  • This was the Kings first regulation loss at home since Opening Day, January 19 vs. Chicago. They are now 7-2-1 at home.
  • This was the first time the Kings allowed multiple third-period goals since February 2 at Anaheim.

Raw Audio Interviews

(Extraneous material and dead air have been removed; click on the arrow to listen):

Dallas Stars forward Jaromir Jagr (3:56)

Dallas Stars head coach Glen Gulutzan (2:54)


Frozen Royalty Video via FrozenRoyaltyNHL on YouTube – Interviews From Dallas Stars vs. Los Angeles Kings, March 7, 2013

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Dustin Brown (exclusive; not available on KingsVision)


Post-Game Interviews via KingsVision On YouTube


Game Highlights From KingsVision: Dallas Stars vs. Los Angeles Kings, March 7, 2013, Staples Center, Los Angeles, California

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