Los Angeles 5, Detroit 2

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 10:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 44-23-1-2 28-4-1-1 16-19-0-1 L2
Los Angeles 33-25-5-7 18-13-0-4 15-12-5-3 W2

Recap


KINGS 5, RED WINGS 2: Defenseman Drew Doughty collected a goal and an assist and All-Star Jonathan Quick turned aside 22 shots as host Los Angeles pulled into a four-way tie for eighth place in the Western Conference.
 
Anze Kopitar had a shorthanded goal for his team-leading 21st tally as the Kings joined Colorado, San Jose and Calgary with 78 points.
 
Justin Williams, Jeff Carter and rookie defenseman Slava Voynov also scored and captain Dustin Brown notched a pair of assists to extend his point streak to a career high-tying nine games.
 
All-Star Jimmy Howard struggled in his return from a groin injury and Jiri Hudler and Johan Franzen tallied for the Red Wings, who fell to 1-5-1 in their last seven road contests.
 
Williams opened the scoring 6:48 into the first period after cleaning up Doughty's point shot for his 17th goal.
 
Kopitar doubled the advantage nearly 6 1/2 minutes later after taking a feed from Brown in the neutral zone. Kopitar skated into the offensive zone and wristed a shot from the right circle which sailed past Howard for his 21st goal.
 
After Hudler trimmed the deficit 4:06 into the second period, Doughty regained the two-goal advantage nearly seven minutes later with a point shot through traffic.
 
GAME NOTEBOOK: Los Angeles prevented a four-game season sweep. ... Howard finished with 22 saves. ... Detroit yielded its 10th shorthanded goal this season. New Jersey leads the league by permitting 13. ... Brown also had a nine-game point streak in 2007. ... As expected, Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom (ankle), veteran Todd Bertuzzi (groin) and All-Star Pavel Datsyuk (knee) did not play.

Top Game Performances

Detroit   Los Angeles
Johan Franzen 1 Points Jeff Carter 2
Johan Franzen 1 Goals Jeff Carter 1
Daniel Cleary 1 Assists Dustin Brown 2
N/A Power Play Goals Slava Voynov 1
N/A Short Handed Goals Anze Kopitar 1
Jimmy Howard .846 Save Percentage Jonathan Quick .917
Jimmy Howard 22 Saves Jonathan Quick 22

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Detroit 24 2 0-4 1-2 4 26
Los Angeles 27 5 1-2 4-4 8 25

Upcoming Games

  • Los Angeles will play their next game on the road against Los Angeles . The Kings have a W/L % of .375 after a win and .553 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Anaheim . The Red Wings have a W/L % of .711 after a win and .480 after a loss.
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