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Kings after two periods: Kings 1, Dallas 1

There was no scoring in the second period, mainly because the checking tightened dramatically and there wasn’t a lot of time or space for anyone to make creative plays.

An apparent goal by the Kings was waved off because of goaltender interference — Justin Williams' left leg appeared to hit Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen’s left leg before Jarret Stoll rifled a long shot — and hostilities broke out several times.

On the first occasion, rookie left wing Kyle Clifford — playing in his 10th game and activating his pro contract — pummeled former King Brandon Segal at 11:54. He skated off with a smile and with loud applause ringing in his ears.

A few minutes after the goal was waved off the banging and jostling intensified, with Dallas’ Steve Ott driving Davis Drewiske to the ice and Stars defenseman Karlis Skrastins hitting Dustin Brown hard, sparking a fight between Ott and Drewiske.

The Kings emerged from that fracas with a power play, due to an extra interference penalty against Skrastins.

Through two periods, Dallas had a 20-15 edge in shots.

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--Helene Elliott

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