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Whitney, Fiddler score 2 goals each in third period for Stars, who beat Kings 5-1

  • Dallas Stars goalie Richard Bachman (31) makes a save against Los Angeles Kings right wing Dustin Brown (23) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, April 9, 2013, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Dallas Stars goalie Richard Bachman (31) makes a save against Los Angeles Kings right wing Dustin Brown (23) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, April 9, 2013, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)  (The Associated Press)

  • Dallas Stars goalie Richard Bachman blocks a Los Angeles Kings shot during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, April 9, 2013, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Dallas Stars goalie Richard Bachman blocks a Los Angeles Kings shot during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, April 9, 2013, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)  (The Associated Press)

  • Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen (32) catches the puck in front of Los Angeles Kings center Trevor Lewis (22) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, April 9, 2013, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen (32) catches the puck in front of Los Angeles Kings center Trevor Lewis (22) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, April 9, 2013, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)  (The Associated Press)

Ray Whitney and Vernon Fiddler both scored twice during Dallas' four-goal third period, and the Stars broke open a tie game and routed the Los Angeles Kings 5-1 on Tuesday night.

Whitney snapped a 1-1 tie just 52 seconds into the third, and the Stars poured on the offense en route to their third straight win.

One week after dealing veterans Jaromir Jagr and Derek Roy before the NHL trade deadline, the Stars moved into ninth place in the Western Conference standings — two points behind Detroit and the postseason cutoff.

Alex Goligoski also scored, and Trevor Daley added two assists for the Stars, who entered the night with the worst home record in the West. They improved to 9-9-2 at home.

Drew Doughty scored for the Kings.