Stars beat Kings, hand Jones first career loss

Updated: December 24, 2013

Los Angeles, CA ( – Jamie Benn had a goal and two assists,
and the Dallas Stars denied Martin Jones from making history in a 5-2 victory
over the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center.

Jones was 8-0-0 with a 0.98 goals-against average coming into Monday’s
contest. The rookie tied Philadelphia’s Bob Froese (1982-83) for the NHL mark
for consecutive games won to start a career.

Jones let up a career-high four goals on 23 shots, as the Kings had their
three-game winning streak broken and lost for just the second time in 11
contests this month.

Kari Lehtonen gave up two goals on 32 shots for the Stars, who won for the
third time in four games. Tyler Seguin had a goal and an assist. Shawn
Horcoff, Cody Eakin and Valeri Nichushkin also lit the lamp for the Stars, who
head into the winter break with wins in three of their last four games.

Justin Williams and Jarret Stoll were the goal scorers for the Kings.