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LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Pavel Datsyuk had two goals, Niklas Kronwall got the go-ahead score during a power play in the second period, and the Detroit Red Wings snapped a five-game road losing streak with a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.

Jimmy Howard, who gave up four goals on 21 shots Thursday night at San Jose and was pulled after two periods in a 5-2 loss, was back in the nets for Detroit and made 23 saves ? one of them on a penalty shot by Anze Kopitar at 11:06 of the second period with Detroit clinging to a 2-1 lead.

Justin Abdelkader also scored and Tomas Holmstrom had two assists for the Red Wings, who avoided what would have been their first six-game road skid since December 1987. Detroit, which had the NHL's second-best road record last season at 26-11-4, posted its first win away from Joe Louis Arena since Johan Franzen beat Minnesota with an power play goal in overtime on Oct. 15.

Mike Richards scored his sixth goal in six games for the Kings, who were coming off a sweep of their home-and-home set with the Anaheim Ducks. Jonathan Quick made 33 saves.

JETS 6, FLYERS 4

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) ??? Bryan Little scored twice early in the first period to help the Jets beat Philadelphia.

Dustin Byfuglien had a goal and two assists, and Andrew Ladd, Jim Slater and Nik Antropov also scored for Winnipeg. Little, Ladd and Byfuglien had power-play goals, and Slater scored short-handed.

Scott Hartnell had two goals and two assists, and Matt Read also scored twice for Philadelphia. The Flyers hadn't lost in regulation time in nine games, and had won three straight.

The victory was the Jets' third straight on home ice against Eastern Conference opponents after beating the Tampa Bay Lightning and Washington Capitals earlier in the week.

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