Detroit at Los Angeles (12/4/10)

The Red Wings played the Kings tonight in the second of back to back. Jonathan Quick was the goalie for the Kings and for the Red Wings Chris Osgood returned to the lineup after recovering from a groin injury. Jimmy Howard was the backup. Also returning to the lineup after a groin injury was Kris Draper. He played his first game of the season after injuring himself in training camp. Eaves was a healthy scratch to make room for him.

The Red Wings seemed to have a lot of energy at the start of the game.  They didn’t look like a team that had just played the night before. They appeared to tire a little bit as the game wore on. Unfortunately for the Wings it took an overtime period to decide a winner which was a disadvantage because of their lack of rest.

Both of the Red Wings goals were nice plays where somebody jumped on the rebound and popped it in. Ericsson did it the first time and then Bertuzzi did nearly the same thing.

The Kings’ regulation goals were both redirects that Osgood had no chance of stopping. One was a legitimate tip in and the other hit Helm and changed direction. Osgood played a very solid game overall.

The game winner came with less than a minute to go in the overtime period. The Kings had a three on two breakaway and Kopitar beat Osgood for the goal.

This was the first game in a while that the Wings didn’t win but at least they still got a point. If they can keep this pace they’re on track to seriously dominate the league this season. So far so good!

This 2-3 overtime loss brings us to:
37 points

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