DETROIT (AP) -- An overtime goal helped the Detroit Red Wings
forget several mistakes.
"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
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.
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."
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
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
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
"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 Andy 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
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).