Detroit (17-6-2) at Los Angeles (16-7-1) 10:30 pm EST
LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- Although both sit atop the standings
in their respective divisions, the Detroit Red Wings and Los
Angeles Kings have had a one-sided series of late, much to the
chagrin of the Kings.
Detroit looks to extend its winning streak against Los Angeles
to 10 games when the teams meet Monday at the Staples Center.
The Red Wings posted a 5-2 win here October 13 and extended
their home unbeaten streak against the Kings to eight with a 5-4
overtime triumph November 9. Robert Lang scored 1:39 into
overtime to rescue Detroit, which allowed two goals late in
Lang had five assists and defenseman Mathieu Schneider recorded
his first career hat trick to help the Red Wings to Saturday's
7-6 win at San Jose. Brendan Shanahan scored the tying goal and
the game-winner in a span of 70 seconds late in the third
period for Detroit, which split the first two games of its
three-game road trip.
Los Angeles has won four of its last five after Saturday's 3-2
win over Chicago. Luc Robitaille's goal with less than three
minutes left in the second period proved to be the game-winner.
Robitaille owns 547 career goals with the Kings and needs three
more to tie Marcel Dionne atop the franchise list.
Los Angeles left wing Ryan Flinn hit his head on the ice at the
end of a fight with Blackhawks defenseman Jim Vandermeer,
suffering an apparent concussion and being taken off in a