Los Angeles is in the midst of its longest winning streak since
March 11-23, 2002, and is tied with Vancouver for sixth place in
the Western Conference, one point behind Colorado for fifth.
Lubomir Visnovsky scored an overtime goal and Jeremy Kostopoulos
added tallies as the Kings posted their fifth straight one-goal
victory with Tuesday's 3-2 triumph over Minnesota.
Despite splitting their four post-Olympic games, the Red Wings
hold a two-point lead over Dallas for the top spot in the West,
while maintaining an eight-point edge over Nashville in the
Pavel Datsyuk and Brendan Shanahan scored goals and Nicklas
Lidstrom became the 14th defenseman to collect 600 career
assists for Detroit in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to Phoenix.
Los Angeles has lost nine straight encounters against Detroit
and has not won in the "Motor City" since February 18, 2000.