Los Angeles at Detroit

Red Wings edge Kings in overtime


DETROIT -- An overtime goal helped the Detroit Red Wings forget several mistakes.

Robert Lang scored 1:39 into overtime Wednesday night to give Detroit a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Kings after the Red Wings blew a two-goal lead late in the third period.

"We made some mistakes,but I thought it was a good game for our team to play," Detroit coach Mike Babcock said. "It was at a high level."

Tomas Holmstrom added two goals for Detroit (14-2-1) to give him seven in his last four games. Steve Yzerman and Johan Franzen each had a goal for the Red Wings and Dan Cleary and Mathieu Schneider each had two assists.

Alexander Frolov had a goal and an assist for Los Angeles (10-5-1), while Mike Cammalleri, Jeremy Roenick and Craig Conroy each had a goal.

The Kings outshot the Red Wings 41-39, the most each team has allowed in a game this season.

"A lot of scoring chances," Los Angeles defenseman Aaron Miller said. "Not exactly the kind of game we were trying to play, but entertaining. Still, we got a point."

Lang scored his sixth goal of the season by putting in a cross-crease pass from Andreas Lilja.

"The puck came to me, I got my stick on it," Lang said. "And it went in the net. Nothing special, nothing pretty."

Frolov tied the game 4-4 with 3:48 left in regulation when he stole the puck from Jiri Fischer, made a move around goaltender Manny Legace and put the puck into an empty net.

Holmstrom scored his first goal 16 seconds into the third period to give Detroit a 3-1 lead. He stripped Tim Gleason of the puck as the defenseman skated past the Kings' net. In the same motion, Holmstrom popped the puck over Los Angeles goaltender Jason LaBarbera

Roenick's power-play goal at 4:15 of the period made it 3-2. He beat Legace with a slap shot from the inside edge of the left circle.

Holmstrom's second goal made it 4-2 with 6:41 remaining when he tipped in a pass from Pavel Datsyuk.

Holmstrom has been playing on a line with Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg.

"Just give the puck to Hank (Zetterberg) or Pavel and go to the net," Holmstrom said. "... It's lots of fun on our line now."

Conroy scored on a rebound 25 seconds later.

Franzen's short-handed goal with 7:26 left in the second period gave Detroit a 2-1 lead.

"Mistakes that we made and they capitalized," Los Angeles coach Terry Murray said. "That's the kind of team they are. I liked our compete and our battle tonight."

Los Angeles took a 1-0 lead 3:31 into the game on Cammalleri's power-play goal. He beat Legace from the left circle with a low wrist shot. Yzerman tied it with his first goal of the season at 8:18, when he tipped in a pass from Schneider.

Although they only outshot the Red Wings 16-11, the Kings soundly outplayed Detroit in the first period. Only several key saves by Legace allowed the Red Wings to get out of the period tied.


  • Legace returned after missing three games with a sprained knee.
  • Kings C Derek Armstrong returned after missing five games with a groin injury.
  • It was Yzerman's first goal since March 21, 2004.
  • Cammalleri played at the University of Michigan.
  • Gleason is from Clawson, a Detroit-area suburb.
  • Datsyuk stretched his point streak to 10 games (4-13-17).
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It takes some time, but Steve Yzerman manages to score his first goal of the season.  (AP)
It takes some time, but Steve Yzerman manages to score his first goal of the season. (AP)
Los Angeles (10-5-1)10304
Detroit  (14-2-1) «11215
Three Stars
R. Lang

Goals: 1
Assist(s): 0
T. Holmstrom

Goals: 2
Assist(s): 0
D. Cleary

Goals: 0
Assist(s): 2

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Scoring Summary
03:31Power Play - Michael Cammalleri (3), Slap Shot - Assists: Alexander Frolov and Lubomir Visnovsky
08:18Steve Yzerman, Slap Shot - Assists: Mathieu Schneider and Daniel Cleary
12:34Short - Johan Franzen (3), Backhand Shot - Assists: Daniel Cleary and Chris Chelios
00:16Tomas Holmstrom (7), Slap Shot - Assists: Jiri Fischer and Mathieu Schneider
04:15Jeremy Roenick (4), Slap Shot - Assists: Derek Armstrong and Joe Corvo
13:19Tomas Holmstrom (8), Slap Shot - Assists: Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg
13:44Craig Conroy (6), Slap Shot - Assist: Pavol Demitra
16:12Alexander Frolov (7), Slap Shot - Unassisted.
01:39Robert Lang (6), Slap Shot - Assists: Andreas Lilja and Nicklas Lidstrom
Penalty Summary
02:58Schneider: Hooking - 2 min.
06:15Giuliano: Holding - 2 min.
10:58Armstrong: Hooking - 2 min.
12:59Holmstrom: Hooking - 2 min.
18:08Lebda: Holding - 2 min.
11:24Lilja: Holding - 2 min.
12:58Conroy: High sticking - 2 min.
15:27Conroy: Tripping - 2 min.
16:54Lang: Holding - 2 min.
01:49Draper: Hooking - 2 min.
Los Angeles16136035
Attendance - 20066
Game Time - 61:39
Referees - Rob Shick, Kelly Sutherland
Line Judges - Lonnie Cameron, Darren Gibbs
Other Games
Car 5 Final
Buf 3
Pitt 0 Final
Atl 5
NYR 4 Final
Fla 3
StL 1 Final
Colu 3