DALLAS — Alexander Frolov is unlikely to seek the video clip of his goal in the Kings' 3-2 victory over Dallas Saturday. Pretty it was not.
Frolov had just been clobbered face-first to the ice near the net and was getting to his skates when a Pavol Demitra pass went off his knee. The red light went on and Frolov got hugs.
So ended the longest drought in his life, 16 games without a goal.
"I was just trying to get on my feet," Frolov said. "You don't give those back."
Frolov's last goal was against Chicago on Nov. 26. His slump had caused more than a little concern by the Kings' coaches, who have prodded, pushed and cajoled him to shoot more.
"We harp on him to play consistently hard," Coach Andy Murray said. "We need that from him every night. Mike Modano is Dallas' best player almost every night. That's what we expect from Fro."