At the end of an uneven period for both teams, the Kings scored a power-play goal with 35 seconds remaining. Dustin Brown shot from the top of the faceoff circle and Fredrik Modin, stationed directly in front of goalie Marty Turco, got the tip-in goal. Alexander Frolov also got an assist. The goal came after Turco took a penalty for holding Justin Williams’ stick.
Jonathan Bernier made 11 saves in the first period as the Stars tested him often, but mostly with medium- to long-range shots. Bernier made a point-blank save on Mike Ribeiro in the middle part of the period and, earlier, had a puck cleared out of the crease after it trickled behind him. The Kings had 11 shots on goal.