Turco, who recorded 24 saves, matched Don Beaupre’s franchise mark and has not lost since December 26.
“It’s unbelievable,” Turco said of his streak. “I really didn’t think about it much before the game until somebody mentioned it. We got scored on first again but this team is really resilient.”
Mike Modano scored twice for the Stars, who extended their unbeaten streak to six games after falling behind 1-0 in the first period.
Modano and Rob DiMaio scored 48 seconds apart in the second period to give Dallas a 2-1 lead before Modano tallied an insurance goal, his 23rd of the season, with 2:19 left in the contest.
Dallas, which leads the NHL with 77 points, has won 19 of its last 26 home games.
The Kings took a 1-0 lead on a deflection by Derek Armstrong, but Modano even the score 8:43 into the second. Breaking into the Los Angeles’ zone, Modano took a perfect pass from Claude Lemieux and burst past a pair of defenders. He stopped in front of Jamie Storr and deked the Kings’ goaltender before slipping the puck into the back of the net.
“I was just trying to get some speed up through the neutral zone and I think I caught them a little flat-footed,” Modano said. “We knew we had to get that one to get everyone into the flow of the game.”
DiMaio’s goal was the result of some shoddy checking by Kings defenseman Jaroslav Modry. DiMaio was stationed at the right gpost and Modry did not make enough contact to keep him from redirecting Ulf Dahlen’s pass from the left circle.
“We had a great opportunity to beat the best team in the league tonight but a couple of mistakes beat us,” Storr said. “We just have to stick together.”
Dalls improved to 10-9-7-1 when allowing the opponent to score first.
“Even though we got down by one we had some physical play that set the tone,” Stars coach Dave Tippett said.
Although Turco did not face a shot in the first 11 minutes of the game, he had some early adventures. The Kings’ first shot, with 8:46 left in the opening frame, was nearly a power-play goal by Ziggy Palffy, but Turco managed to stop it with his right shoulder.
“He’s a competitor and wants to win,” DiMaio said. “When you have that and the talent, you have the makings of being a good goaltender.”
Later in the first period, the Kings were killing a penalty when the puck took a strange bounce off Turco’s glove, got by him and nearly went in for an embarrassing goal. Turco was saved when it the skidded inches wide of the post and brushed against the outside of the net.
Dallas struggled all night with the man advantage, failing on all seven of its opportunities. The Stars came into the game with the league’s eighth-best power play at 18.9 percent.
Palffy assisted on Armstrong’s goal to extend his points streak to five games. He has three goals and four assists during the streak.
Los Angeles suffered its sixth consecutive road loss, which comes on the heels of a three-game winning streak at home.
“There’s no reason to feel sorry for yourself because the other teams in the league aren’t feeling sorry for us,” Los Angeles coach Andy Murray said.
The Kings dropped the season series with the Stars, 3-2.