What a thriller in Detroit!
Despite the fact that the Los Angeles Kings peppered netminder Jimmy Howard with 48 shots and scored the equalizer with under a minute left in regulation, it wasn't to be as Jonathan Ericsson buries one with just 4.5 seconds left to give the Red Wings the 3-2 victory.
With the win, the Red Wings extend their winning streak to three games, and improve their home record to 5-2-0.
Meanwhile the Kings drop to 3-5-2 as their Stanley Cup hangover continues.
With only 48 games in this shortened season, Los Angeles will need to turn things around soon.
Detroit Red Wings 3, Los Angeles Kings 2 Final
Pavel Datsyuk (Zetterberg, Kronwall) 5:44 1st Period
Damien Brunner (Zetterberg, White) 17:28 1st Period
Anze Kopitar (Scuderi, Voynov) 19:19 1st Period
Alec Martinez (Clifford) 19:07 3rd Period
Jonathan Ericsson (Unassisted) 19:55 3rd Period
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