April 1, 2009
NHL: Dallas 3, Los Angeles 2
Brendan Morrison's two power-play goals Tuesday carried the Dallas Stars past the Los Angeles Kings 3-2.
The win at Staples Center kept the Stars' faint playoff hopes alive by snapping a seven-game winless streak.
Jonathan Quick allowed three goals on 35 shots for the Kings. Marty Turco turned in a solid 26-save performance.
Morrison's goals both came in the second period and staked Dallas to a 3-1 lead. His first was at 1:55 on a redirect of a shot by Mike Modano. The second, Morrison's 16th of the season, came on a slap shot from the left circle that whistled just inside the far post at 15:19.
Kopitar scored his 26th goal of the season with 1:31 to play in regulation to pull Los Angeles to within one point. Turco and the Dallas defense then kept the Kings at bay the rest of the way.