Stars vs. Kings – NHL Game Recap – January 19, 2023
LOS ANGELES — — Tyler Seguin scored twice in the first period, Scott Wedgewood made 34 saves for his first shutout this season and the Dallas Stars beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-0 on Thursday night.
Southern California native Jason Robertson had a goal and an assist for the Stars, who rebounded from a three-goal lead Wednesday night in a loss at San Jose.
Esa Lindell also scored for Dallas, which led the Central Division with a Western Conference-leading 61 points.
Seguin also had an assist to tie a season high with three points. It was his 44th multi-goal game with the Stars. Only teammate Jamie Benn has more with Dallas (45) among active skaters.
Wedgewood went 2-2 in his career against the Kings, but got his sixth NHL shutout. The previous one was last March against Tampa Bay.
Los Angeles had won four of six, but was shut out for the third time since Dec. 8. The Kings were 0-for-4 on the power play after scoring seven of 18 times this month.
Pheonix Copley, who fell to 12-3, allowed four goals on 17 shots before being retired. Jonathan Quick stopped seven shots in the remaining 33 minutes.
Seguin opened the scoring at 6:54 of the first period when his snap shot from the top of the slot went inside Copley’s blocker and then through his legs.
The Stars center then scored his second goal in the first period for the first time since 2017 with a shot from the left faceoff circle at 17:20. Lindell made it 3-0 just 84 seconds later when his snap shot from the slot hit the post and went in.
Robertson chased Copley at 7:27 of the second with his second attempt on a wraparound. Robertson was stopped on his first down before going upstairs and beating Copley on his short side.
Robertson, who grew up 20 minutes from downtown Los Angeles in Arcadia, has three goals and six points in three games against the Kings this season, as well as four goals and seven points in five career games.
All-Stars: Host the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday.
Kings: Start a six-game road trip Saturday against the Nashville Predators.
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