Detroit at Los Angeles (10/27/08)

Tonight Detroit was in Los Angeles to play the Kings which is Kyle Quincey’s new team.  They said he’s averaging 20 minutes of ice time per night so that’s great for him.  Osgood was in net for Detroit and Labarbera was in for the Kings.  

Franzen was out after injuring his knee in the game against Chicago. They don’t think there’s any ligament tears, just a sprain.  He’s expected to miss three to four weeks.

Detroit had a power play early in the first period.  After the power play ended the Red Wings were still moving the puck in the offensive zone and the returning player hadn’t entered the play yet.  The puck was loose in the middle and Zetterberg knocked it in for the early goal.

About halfway through the first period the Kings scored a power play goal.  The puck went between Osgood’s legs and then sat there in the crease.  At that point it was an easy goal for the Kings to punch in.

Early in the second period ex-Red Wing Kyle Calder scored a goal for the Kings.  So, even though they badly out shot and out chanced the Kings, the Red Wings were down two to one.

Halfway through the second period Detroit had a 5 on 3 power play for a full two minutes.  They weren’t getting much done until Hossa took things into his own hands.  He accelerated between two Kings players at the blue line leaving them in his dust, walked in, and snapped it into the net.  He’s really finding his groove now.  It sure is a treat to watch!

Less than a minute into the third period L.A. scored again.  They passed across the ice and it bounced off Lidstrom’s skate and right into the net.  That put the Kings on top three to two.

With just under two minutes to go and Detroit down by one, Filppula stole the puck as the Kings were trying to bring it out of their own end. He drove the net and buried it.  It was a great individual effort by Filppula to tie the game at three.

The tie held until the end of regulation so once again the Wings went to overtime.

At the end of OT the score was still tied so we got a chance to the see the Wings in a shootout for the second game in a row.

Osgood stopped their first shooter, Dustin Brown.  Then Datsyuk scored for Detroit.  Moller went next for the Kings and Ozzie stopped him.  Then came Zetterberg and he scored which ended the shootout with a Wings win.  Zetterberg looked like he did the same move that Datsyuk did and got the same result.

This 4-3 win brings us to:
7-1-1
15 points

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