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DALLAS MORNING NEWS

Mike Heika: Stars suffer from another third-period ‘earthquake,’ avoid negative aftershock with a win

“Despite the rough finish, the Stars continued to discover good things throughout the lineup. Jamie Benn tallied two goals and an assist against the Kings.”

Mike Heika: Demers scores game winner in first game with Dallas, Jordie Benn a healthy scratch

“While Demers is known as a puck-moving defenseman and was immediately placed on the second power play unit, Stars coach Lindy Ruff said he believes Demers plays a strong two-way game.”

Mike Heika: Cold facts: Stars hang on to defeat LA Kings 5-4; Demers scores game winner

“The Stars won two games in a row at home for the first time this season and pushed their home record to 3-5-4.”

DALLAS STARS INSIDE EDGE

Mark Stepneski: Stars Hang on to Defeat Kings, Win Second Straight at Home

“The Stars penalty kill came up big in the first period, stopping the Kings on three power plays in the first 12 minutes of the game. Los Angeles came into the game with six power play goals in their past three games.”

DEFENDING BIG D

Brad Gardner: Dallas Stars Outlast Los Angeles Kings 5-4 at Home

“17-3 was the final shot margin in the third, and if not for a late penalty to the Kings… It was not the shutdown frame they needed to play, by any stretch of the imagination, but two points.”

Brandon Worley: Dallas Stars Shaky 3rd Period Overshadows Another Great Start, Jason Demers Debut

“John Klingberg continues to be a force offensively for the Stars, as well as holding his own defensively against a very tough Kings team.”