NHL: Dallas 3, Los Angeles 2

Dec. 31, 2013 at 11:55 PM

DALLAS, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Erik Cole scored twice Tuesday, including the eventual game-winner in the second period, boosting the Dallas Stars over Los Angeles 3-2.

Cole forged a 1-1 tie with a first-period goal and Tyler Seguin supplied a go-ahead score for Dallas with 7:47 remaining in the second.

Cole followed with his second of game 3 minutes later and the Stars held on to take a fifth win in seven games.

Kari Lehtonen stopped 23-of-25 shots en route to the triumph.

The Kings got goals from Jeff Carter and Anze Kopitar but couldn't avoid a fourth straight loss.

Ben Scrivens made 29 saves for Los Angeles.

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