"We had a good chance to gain a couple points on these guys, and after the first 10 minutes we stopped skating," Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom said. "We got outworked. The whole second period it felt like we spent in our zone. They carried most of the game."
Richardson tipped in his seventh goal of the season on Scott Parse's cross-crease pass for the winner.
"Great play by Parse," Murray said. "Simply go to the net and keep your stick on the ice."
Harrold tied it 2-all 6:27 into the third period with a wrist shot from the slot. It was Harrold's first goal.
"Everybody was piled up in front," he said. "There was a lot of net on the left side, so I just floated it in there."
Kopitar put Los Angeles on the board 1:55 into the second period when he put a loose puck in the crease into an empty net for his 20th goal.
"We just kind of threw it on the net, and Richie got the rebound and was able to chip it over him," Kopitar said. "We were there."
The goal was the result of Detroit defenseman Jonathan Ericsson's giveaway in his own zone.
Filppula opened the scoring 5:29 in with his fifth goal. He took a pass from Dan Cleary in the high slot, skated to the bottom of the left circle and beat Quick high on the short side.
Bertuzzi made it 2-0 about 2 minutes later with a 5-on-3 goal. Brian Rafalski's shot from the point deflected in off Bertuzzi's leg for his 15th goal. It was originally credited to Rafalski but changed before the end of the period.
A man was on a conduit above a catwalk for a time at the start of the second period. Almost an entire section of stands in the lower bowl was cleared out when the man was noticed. The man was eventually removed and fans were allowed to come back to their seats. ... Detroit C Kris Draper, a Canadian, lost a bet to American teammate, D Brett Lebda, on the world junior championships in which the U.S. defeated Canada in overtime in the gold medal game earlier this month. Draper paid up during Saturday's morning skate when he wore a customized Team USA jersey with Draper's name on the back and his No. 33. ... Los Angeles D Jack Johnson was born in Ann Arbor and played at the University of Michigan. Kings D Matt Greene is a native of Grand Ledge, Mich. ... Detroit surrendered a two-goal lead for the third time in four games.
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Arena: Joe Louis Arena Location: Detroit, Michigan
Referees: Chris Lee, Dan O'Halloran Linesmen: Andy McElman, Steve Miller
Attendance: 20,066 (100.0% full)
Team Stat Comparison
Power Play Goals
Power Play Opportunities
Shots on Goal
Valtteri Filppula (4)
Assists: Daniel Cleary, Drew Miller
Todd Bertuzzi (15)
(Power Play) Assists: Brian Rafalski, Nicklas Lidstrom
Anze Kopitar (20)
Assists: Brad Richardson, Wayne Simmonds
Peter Harrold (1)
Assists: Wayne Simmonds, Anze Kopitar
Brad Richardson (7)
Assists: Scott Parse, Anze Kopitar