Detroit 4, Los Angeles 3

Friday, March 9, 2012 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Los Angeles 31-25-5-7 17-13-0-4 14-12-5-3 L2
Detroit 44-21-1-2 28-4-1-1 16-17-0-1 W1


RED WINGS 4, KINGS 3: Valtteri Filppula tied the game with 4:02 remaining in the third period and Darren Helm scored the winner with 1:13 left as Detroit edged Los Angeles to halt a two-game skid.

Henrik Zetterberg scored two goals and set up another, Filppula added two assists and Joey MacDonald made 21 saves for the Red Wings, who had lost three of four at home.

Dwight King buried the rebound of a left-point shot by Jeff Carter with 5:54 left in the third, giving the Kings a 3-2 advantage. It lasted less than two minutes as Filppula converted a feed from rookie defenseman Brendan Smith from the left side of the crease for his 22nd tally.

Shortly thereafter, Johan Franzen made a backhand pass from the right corner to Helm, who knocked the puck past All-Star Jonathan Quick from the doorstep for his fourth goal in nine contests.

Carter opened the scoring 7 1/2 minutes into the game with his third goal in seven games with the Kings. During a power play, Carter poked a loose puck past MacDonald after Anze Kopitar had hit the crossbar.

Zetterberg evened the contest with a one-timer off a cross-slot pass from Filppula with 5:20 remaining in the first period. Justin Williams put Los Angeles back in front three minutes later, but Zetterberg capped his first two-goal performance of the season late in the second to forge a 2-2 tie.

Quick stopped 11 shots for the Kings, who fell to 1-2-0 on their four-game road trip. Los Angeles remained one point behind idle San Jose for eighth place in the Western Conference.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Zetterberg's three-point performance was his third in six games and sixth of the season. He has scored five goals in as many matches. ... Filppula's three-point effort was his second in four contests. ... Los Angeles has lost nine of its last 13 road games. It fell to 6-22-2 in its last 30 visits to Detroit.

Top Game Performances

Los Angeles   Detroit
Jeff Carter 2 Points Henrik Zetterberg 3
Jeff Carter 1 Goals Henrik Zetterberg 2
Jeff Carter 1 Assists Valtteri Filppula 2
Jeff Carter 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jonathan Quick .733 Save Percentage Joey MacDonald .875
Jonathan Quick 11 Saves Joey MacDonald 21

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Los Angeles 24 3 1-4 3-3 6 29
Detroit 15 4 0-3 3-4 8 26

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play its next game on the road against Nashville. The Red Wings have a W/L % of .727 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Los Angeles will play its next game on the road against Chicago. The Kings have a W/L % of .355 after a win and .541 after a loss.
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