Skip to main content

Detroit's Dan Cleary scores late to lift Red Wings past Kings 6-4

NHL.com @NHL

DETROIT - Dan Cleary scored with 1:34 left to break a tie and lift the Detroit Red Wings to a 6-4 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night.

Pavel Datsyuk and Jiri Hudler both had a goal and an assist, and Andreas Lilja, Mikael Samuelsson and Kris Draper added goals for Detroit. Nicklas Lidstrom had three assists, and Ty Conklin made 22 saves.

Brown and Kyle Calder had a goal and an assist each and Trevor Lewis and Alexander Frolov also scored for Los Angeles. Jarret Stoll had two assists, and Jonathan Quick made 30 saves.

Cleary beat Quick, who was screened by Hudler, from along the left wing boards. Draper added an empty-net goal.

Hudler's 13th goal tied it at four with 3:43 left. He put the puck in during a goal-mouth scramble.

Brown's 13th gave Los Angeles a 4-3 lead 2:25 into the third period. He converted a 2-on-1 break with Stoll by scoring from the bottom of the right circle.

It was 3-3, going into the third period after each team scored in the final 1:20 of the second.

Samuelsson gave Detroit a 3-2 lead when he put in Lidstrom's rebound after Lidstrom intercepted Drew Doughty's pass from the corner in the high slot.

Calder tied it just 16 seconds later with his fourth goal when he tapped in Stoll's rebound after Stoll cut in off left wing.

Lewis opened the scoring just 1:46 into the game when the rebound of his shot was accidentally knocked in by Red Wings defenceman Brian Rafalski. Datsyuk tied it at 8:40 with his 11th goal when he converted a give and go with Tomas Holmstrom by sliding the puck past Quick from in front.

Lilja gave Detroit a 2-0 lead with 7:38 left in the opening period with his first goal, a slapshot from the right point. Frolov tied it just 31 seconds later when he slid the puck past a sprawling Conklin after moving across the slot for his 14th goal.

Notes: Los Angeles D Kyle Quincey was claimed off waivers from Detroit before the season. ... Detroit G Chris Osgood missed his second game with a sore groin. He also had the flu. ... Kings G Erik Ersberg missed his third game due to a sore groin. ... Los Angeles C Derek Armstrong missed his sixth game because of concussion-like symptoms. ... Lidstrom's three assists moved him past Larry Robinson into eighth place on the NHL career list for points by a defenceman (959). He has 744 assists, putting him eighth on the NHL list among defencemen, passing Denis Potvin.

View More