Los Angeles at Detroit

Red Wings extend winning streak over Kings to 12 games

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports

DETROIT -- Detroit showed that persistence pays, especially when the Red Wings face the Los Angeles Kings.

Detroit got goals from six players Sunday night in a 6-2 win over Los Angeles, the Red Wings' 12th straight victory over the Kings.

After struggling on offense early in the season, the Red Wings scored at least five goals for the fifth time in their last 13 games.

"It just wasn't going in for us," Detroit coach Mike Babcock said. "But you just have to keep at it."

Pavel Datsyuk and Jason Williams each had a goal and an assist, and Tomas Holmstrom, Valtteri Filppula, Kris Draper and Mikael Samuelsson also scored for the Red Wings.

Mathieu Schneider added two assists and Dominik Hasek made 28 saves for Detroit.

Alexander Frolov scored both of the Kings' goals.

Los Angeles tied it at 1 on Frolov's first goal, a power-play score 1:55 into the second period. He backhanded a rebound over a prone Hasek.

Detroit then scored twice in less than two minutes.

Filppula scored at 4:50 when the rebound of his shot deflected in off his skate as he slid toward the net. Datsyuk gave the Red Wings a 3-1 lead at 6:40, when he beat Mathieu Garon with a wrist shot from the top of the left circle for his 10th goal.

Frolov's second goal and 21st of the season brought the Kings to within one with 7:18 left, when he blasted a slap shot from the high slot past Hasek.

"When it was 3-2, we had momentum," said the Kings' Sean Avery. "But they took it away, that's what good teams do."

Draper restored Detroit's two-goal lead with 2:48 remaining in the middle period, when he completed a 2-on-1 break by knocking Johan Franzen's pass into the net.

"I thought we responded real well after their second goal," Red Wings' captain Nicklas Lidstrom said.

Samuelsson got a power-play goal 4:27 into the third period, and Williams added his tally at 5:26. The Kings then pulled Garon in favor of Barry Brust.

"It was just a matter of guys doing responsible things," Draper said. "And it was good to see a lot of guys chipping in."

Holmstrom opened the scoring 5:45 into the first period when he tipped in a touch cross-crease pass from Henrik Zetterberg. That completed a three-way passing play that began with Datsyuk's feed across the slot to Zetterberg.

"They got a lot of traffic in front of the net," Garon said. "We got away with it in the first period."


  • Detroit D Chris Chelios missed his second game with a lower body injury.
  • Los Angeles LW Scott Thornton missed his second game with a wrist injury.
  • Samuelsson returned after missing six games with a groin injury.
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Tomas Holmstrom gets the scoring started in the first when he flips a shot past Mathieu Garon. (AP)
Tomas Holmstrom gets the scoring started in the first when he flips a shot past Mathieu Garon. (AP)
Los Angeles (14-22-5)0202
Detroit  (24-9-5) «1326
Three Stars
P. Datsyuk

Goals: 1
Assist(s): 1
K. Draper

Goals: 1
Assist(s): 0
A. Frolov

Goals: 2
Assist(s): 0

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Scoring Summary
05:45Tomas Holmstrom (6), Wrist Shot - Assists: Henrik Zetterberg, Pavel Datsyuk
01:55Power Play - Alexander Frolov (20), Tip-In - Assists: Derek Armstrong, Oleg Tverdovsky
04:50Valtteri Filppula (4), Wrist Shot - Assists: Jason Williams, Nicklas Lidstrom
06:40Pavel Datsyuk (10), Wrist Shot - Assists: Mathieu Schneider, Niklas Kronwall
12:42Alexander Frolov (21), Wrist Shot - Assists: Derek Armstrong, Michael Cammalleri
17:12Kris Draper (6), Slap Shot - Assist: Johan Franzen
04:27Power Play - Mikael Samuelsson (8), Wrist Shot - Assists: Mathieu Schneider, Robert Lang
05:28Jason Williams (6), Slap Shot - Assists: Jiri Hudler, Brett Lebda
Penalty Summary
15:10Schneider: Hooking - 2 min.
01:37Lebda: Delaying Game - 2 min.
07:11Kopitar: Hooking - 2 min.
18:35Cleary: Hooking - 2 min.
02:56Kopitar: Tripping - 2 min.
11:09Lilja: Roughing - 2 min.
11:09Ivanans: Roughing - 2 min.
11:09Lang: Interference - 2 min.
Los Angeles7101330
Barry Brust14:3240
Mathieu Garon45:28266
Dominik Hasek60:00282
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Game Time - 60:00
Referees - Tom Kowal, Dan O'Halloran
Line Judges - Mark Pare, Mark Wheler
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