Ray Whitney and Vernon Fiddler both scored twice during a four-goal third period, and the Stars broke open a tie game to rout the Kings 5-1 on Tuesday night.
The Stars have put backup goalie Cristopher Nilstorp on the injured list and called up Richard Bachman from their minor league affiliate.
The Dallas Stars have signed goaltender Richard Bachman to a $625,000 contract for next season.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Richard Bachman and Mike Ribeiro helped the Dallas Stars keep up their late-season surge. Bachman, the rookie goalie, settled down after facing an early penalty shot and Ribeiro scored two goals to lead the Stars to a 5-2 win over Vancouver on Tuesday that put Dallas in first place in the Pacific Division.
All-Star Logan Couture scored a power-play goal to extend his point streak to five games and the San Jose Sharks won their third straight, beating the Dallas Stars 5-2 on Thursday night.
Stars newcomer Richard Bachman followed up a victory in his first start with a 34-save effort in a 1-0 win over the New York Rangers on Tuesday.