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Los Angeles Kings rally for 4-3 overtime win over Dallas, take over 4th place in West

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    Dallas Stars' Reilly Smith, left, collides with Los Angeles Kings' Matt Greene during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles, Sunday, April 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)The Associated Press

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    Dallas Stars' Alex Goligoski, left, is defended by Los Angeles Kings' Anze Kopitar, of Slovenia, during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles, Sunday, April 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)The Associated Press

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    Dallas Stars' Ryan Garbutt, left, and Los Angeles Kings' Drew Doughty fight for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles, Sunday, April 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)The Associated Press

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    Los Angeles Kings' Mike Richards (10) celebrates his goal as Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen (32) and Jamie Benn(14) look on during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles, Sunday, April 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)The Associated Press

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    Los Angeles Kings' Brad Richardson (15) is shoved by Dallas Stars' Eric Nystrom during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles, Sunday, April 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)The Associated Press

Jeff Carter deflected the winning goal off his upper body with 51 seconds left in overtime, and the Los Angeles Kings took sole possession of fourth place in the Western Conference with a 4-3 victory over the Dallas Stars on Sunday night.

Captain Dustin Brown scored two goals for the defending Stanley Cup champions, and Mike Richards scored an early goal before putting the puck off Carter's chest for the overtime winner — Carter's 25th goal of a standout season.

The Kings (26-14-5) moved two points clear of San Jose for fourth place and home-ice advantage in the first round after the Sharks lost to Columbus.

Alex Goligoski scored early in the third period and Kari Lehtonen stopped 27 shots for the Stars, who have lost three of four.