"There's an absolute reason why they're the best team in the league," LaBarbera said. "All four lines are on the same page and all six D are on the same page."
Holmstrom's 17th goal gave Detroit a 3-2 lead 3:35 into the second period. He got his stick on a puck loose in LaBarbera's pads and poked it into the net. The play was set up when Zetterberg directed a puck in the air toward the net. Kings defenseman Tom Preissing tried to knock the puck down with his glove, but he deflected it right into LaBarbera's pads.
"The third goal was a lucky goal," O'Sullivan said. "The goalie couldn't find it in his pads."
Cleary's power-play goal made it 4-2 with 8:15 left in the middle period when he tipped in Kronwall's shot from the point. It was Cleary's 11th goal.
Kronwall, who has missed a lot of time with injuries in his four-season career, is beginning to fulfill the offensive potential the Red Wings have seen in him.
"I hope he's got it figured out," Detroit coach Mike Babcock said. "The reason he had four assists was he was shooting the puck. He's injured a lot. If he keeps playing, he's just going to get better."
Kronwall credited the Red Wings in front of the net.
"I just kind of got the lucky bounces," he said. "And our forwards were able to do a good job with the rebounds. So it was just one of those nights."
Franzen got his fifth goal 49 seconds into the third period, and Filppula scored his eighth at 8:57.
O'Sullivan tied the game at 2, 15 seconds into the second period when he beat Hasek with a wrist shot from the top of the left circle. It was his seventh goal.
Zetterberg opened the scoring with a power-play goal just 59 seconds into the game. He beat LaBarbera with a wrist shot from the inside edge of the left circle for his 25th goal.
"The first minute of the game we got a penalty and it went from there," LaBarbera said.
Hudler made it 2-0 Detroit when he put in a loose puck for his eighth goal of the season at 7:37.
Brown put Los Angeles on the board with a power-play goal with 1:28 left in the opening period. Lubomir Visnovsky's shot deflected off the skate of Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom right to Brown in the slot, who beat Hasek for his 16th goal.
Detroit center Kris Draper returned after missing nine games with a sprained knee. ... Los Angeles left winger Ladislav Nagy missed his seventh game with a hip flexor injury. ... Red Wings left winger Kirk Maltby missed his 10th game with a back injury. ... Kings assistant coach Dave Lewis coached Detroit in 2002-03 and 2003-04. ... Lidstrom leads all Western Conference players in voting for the NHL All-Star Game in Atlanta on Jan. 27, with 354,186 votes. Zetterberg (247,118) and Pavel Datsyuk (214, 299) are the top two forwards in Western Conference balloting. ... Los Angeles defenseman Jack Johnson was born in Ann Arbor and played collegiately at Michigan. Kings center Mike Cammalleri also played at Michigan.
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Arena: Joe Louis Arena Location: Detroit, Michigan
Referees: Dave Jackson, Chris Rooney Linesmen: David Brisebois, Steve Barton
Attendance: 19,516 (97.3% full)
Team Stat Comparison
Power Play Goals
Power Play Opportunities
Shots on Goal
Henrik Zetterberg (25)
(Power Play) Assist: Nicklas Lidstrom
Jiri Hudler (8)
Assists: Niklas Kronwall, Daniel Cleary
Dustin Brown (16)
(Power Play) Assists: Lubomir Visnovsky, Anze Kopitar
Patrick O'Sullivan (7)
Assists: Anze Kopitar, Tom Preissing
Tomas Holmstrom (17)
Assists: Henrik Zetterberg, Pavel Datsyuk
Daniel Cleary (11)
(Power Play) Assists: Niklas Kronwall, Mikael Samuelsson
Johan Franzen (5)
Assists: Andreas Lilja, Niklas Kronwall
Valtteri Filppula (8)
Assists: Niklas Kronwall, Chris Chelios