DALLAS (AP) — Alec Martinez, who saw one apparent goal disallowed, scored 1:20 into overtime as Los Angeles Kings beat the Dallas Stars 4-3 on Thursday night.
Martinez’s wrist shot from the slot went past a screen by Tanner Pearson to beat Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen.
“(Tyler Toffoli) made a really good play to me in the slot. (Pearson) was in front with a good screen,” Martinez said. “All I had to do was really hit the net.”
Martinez’s second-period drive from the left point was ruled no goal because a teammate was in the paint in front of Lehtonen.
Stars coach Lindy Ruff thought the overtime goal shouldn’t have counted either.
“I think it’s a terrible call at the end of the game. I thought our goaltender was interfered with. He was elbowed in the head before the puck went in the net,” he said. “I respectfully and disrespectfully disagree with that. They look at it for five seconds, and they call it a good goal.”
The Kings had lost their first three games. Dallas fell to 2-1-1.
“That’s pretty much the way we played…