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
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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Arena: Joe Louis Arena Location: Detroit, Michigan
Referees: Tom Kowal, Dan O'Halloran Linesmen: Mark Pare, Mark Wheler
Attendance: 20,066 (100.0% full)
Team Stat Comparison
Power Play Goals
Power Play Opportunities
Shots on Goal
Tomas Holmstrom (6)
Assists: Henrik Zetterberg, Pavel Datsyuk
Alexander Frolov (20)
(Power Play) Assists: Derek Armstrong, Oleg Tverdovsky
Valtteri Filppula (4)
Assists: Jason Williams, Nicklas Lidstrom
Pavel Datsyuk (10)
Assists: Mathieu Schneider, Niklas Kronwall
Alexander Frolov (21)
Assists: Derek Armstrong, Mike Cammalleri
Kris Draper (6)
Assist: Johan Franzen
Mikael Samuelsson (8)
(Power Play) Assists: Mathieu Schneider, Robert Lang
Jason Williams (6)
Assists: Jiri Hudler, Brett Lebda