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Los Angeles at Detroit (3/9/11)

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

The Red Wings hosted the L.A. Kings tonight at Joe Louis Arena. The starting goalies were Jimmy Howard and Jonathan Quick. Rafalski was still out with back spasms and Kindl was taking his place in the lineup.

The Red Wings got off to a pretty good start in this game. They played hard in the first period and outshot the Kings by a wide margin. Early in the period the Wings were pressuring and Helm took a shot at the net. It looked like Quick had it but it slipped between his legs and trickled in. That gave the Red Wings the early lead.

In the second period the Kings started playing a lot harder. Penner shot one from the point that bounced in on net. Howard had to be sharp just to track it and knock it down. Unfortunately, the rebound dropped down next to him in front of the open net with Kopitar right on the doorstep. He banged it in to tie the game. Later in the second period the Kings were on the power play. Handzus swung his stick around hitting Lidstrom in the mouth and cutting him. Apparently, everybody missed it and no penalty was called. A few seconds later, during the same play, Martinez fired from the point. The puck changed direction a couple of times and was finally tipped in by Dustin Brown. That one was hard to take because it should have been a four minute double minor for the Kings and instead they got what turned out to be the game-winning goal.

The game was pretty even from that point on. The Kings played great defense and didn’t give the Wings any room. Detroit pulled the goalie at the end but they weren’t able to tie the game.

The real story of this game was Jonathan Quick. After the initial flub when Helm scored, he was red hot. He absolutely robbed the Red Wings on several occasions and had them shaking their heads in disbelief. On top of that the Kings’ defense was excellent.

This is the fourth game in a row without a win for the Red Wings. They have two losses and two overtime losses in that time. They’re going to have to turn this around quickly or they might find themselves in the thick of the battle for the playoffs instead of standing near the top watching the mayhem.

This 2-1 loss brings us to:
86 points

Detroit at Los Angeles (2/28/11)

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Detroit continued their road trip tonight in Los Angeles with a game against the Kings. The starting goaltenders were Jimmy Howard and Jonathan Quick. Franzen was out of the lineup tonight to stay home with his wife who just delivered their first child on Sunday. Congratulations to the Franzen family! Rafalski had joined the team but wasn’t able to play so Kindl was in instead.

The first period was a little bit strange. I didn’t feel like Detroit was playing very well and yet by the end of the period they were winning three to one. Early in the period Howard went to catch a puck that was lobbed up in the air but was coming in on net. He seemed to lose it in the lights and missed in. The Kings went after it and Helm took a hooking call trying to prevent their scoring chance. On the ensuing power play Howard got beat for a goal when Handzus popped in a rebound. A few minutes later Miller answered with a shot that snuck between Quick’s pads and into the net. Then, just 30 seconds later, Hudler shot the puck towards the net and Cleary knocked it down and in. Just like that the Wings had the lead. Near the end of the period Lidstrom scored with a nice power play blast that got through a bunch of bodies and went off the post and in. Even with all the scoring it seemed like L.A. was playing better than the Wings. Their fore check especially was much more effective than Detroit’s. L.A. seemed to be controlling the puck more but it’s hard to complain about a two goal lead!

In the second period I thought the Wings started playing a lot better. They were more aggressive on the loose pucks, they were faster and they controlled the play a lot more. There was no scoring though until the very end of the period. The Wings were on the power play and Datsyuk made a great play to keep the puck in the zone. Then he took it to the net and snapped it over Quick’s shoulder. That made it four to one Red Wings at the end of the second.

Hudler was called for hooking immediately when the third period started so the Kings thought they could get back into the game. Helm had other plans. He made great move to chip the puck away from one of the Kings players and started up ice with it. He blasted it and beat Quick five-hole for a shorthanded goal that put Detroit four goals up on the Kings. Then Miller scored his second of the night and Hudler scored one, too. Those three goals were the Red Wings’ first three shots of the period. After Miller’s second goal the Kings pulled Quick and put in Bernier. The Kings scored three goals in the second half of the third period but at the point nobody was all that interested anymore so I don’t think we should worry too much about the late goals.

So the Wings have won two out of two so far on this road trip. Now they head to Anaheim for a game on Wednesday night.

This 7-4 win brings us to:
84 points

Los Angeles at Detroit (12/13/10)

Monday, December 13th, 2010

The Red Wings hosted the Kings for tonight’s matchup.  Jimmy Howard was in net for the Wings and the Kings went with Jonathan Quick.

I thought the Red Wings were excellent tonight.  In fact this is probably the best game they’ve ever lost and they didn’t just lose, they were shut out!  They fired everything they had at Quick and he didn’t budge.  It was an amazing display of goaltending.

At the other end Howard let in a couple that he’d probably like back but there were also a few defensive mistakes that the Kings used to their advantage.  I thought the first goal just beat him cleanly after he gave up the rebound, and the second one just barely got through him and hung on the goal line waiting to be put in.  After that the team was probably taking some chances offensively and hung Howard out to dry a few times.

Aside from a few mistakes and giving up a few odd man rushes I really thought the Wings played very well.  They were aggressive right from the start and they had plenty of energy.  The way they were playing it looked like it should have been five to nothing the other way.

Jonathan Quick was just too good tonight.  He dominated the game.  He faced 51 shots without giving up a goal.  You’ve got to hand it to him, he earned that shutout.

This 5-0 loss brings us to:
41 points

Detroit at Los Angeles (12/4/10)

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

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

Detroit at Los Angeles (2/6/10)

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

For this afternoon’s game the Red Wings were on the road in Los Angeles to face the Kings. This game featured two red hot young goalies in Jimmy Howard and Jonathan Quick.

There’s been some trade news to report today. To make cap space for Franzen the Red Wings traded Ville Leino to Philadelphia for defenseman Ole-Kristian Tollefsen and a 5th round draft pick in 2011. Tollefsen had to be put on waivers immediately and is being sent straight to Grand Rapids. He’s had some concussion and knee problems lately so hopefully he’ll be able to stay healthy.

The Red Wings drew first blood in this one. Nearing the halfway point of the first period Datsyuk brought the puck into the zone and took it to the corner. Holmstrom was in front causing a distraction. Zetterberg snuck in the back door and was left wide open. Datsyuk made a great pass through middle and Zetterberg tapped it in easily for the first goal making it one to nothing Wings.

Just 16 seconds later Cleary brought the puck into the zone and tried to pass it to Filppula but he didn’t connect. The puck bounced down in the slot and Filppula circled around and fired it towards the net as Cleary continued to the goal. It hit the skate of a Kings player in front of the net and went in. Just like that the Wings had a two goal lead early in the game.

Near the end of the first period the Red Wings went on the power play when Doughty was called for a cross check. The Kings had a shorthanded scoring chance and Williams was forced to take a hooking penalty to prevent a possible goal. That made it 4 on 4 for the rest of the period. There was a face off in the Kings end with about 11 seconds to go. Detroit won the face and Lidstrom fired the puck off the back boards. It bounced to the front where Rafalski shot it. Quick stopped it but the rebound was just sitting there in front of the open net and Zetterberg popped it home. That gave the Red Wings a three nothing lead with fewer than 5 seconds to go in the first period.

About halfway through the second period Brad Stuart turned the puck over in his own end. Parse ended up with it and took it behind the net. He centered it to Frolov who one-timed it right in front of the net. Jimmy Howard stopped it but the rebound came right back to Frolov who put it in the net on his second try. That made it three to one Red Wings.

It was announced during the second period that Holmstrom had left with left leg injury. I’m not sure when it happened or exactly what caused the injury.

Later in the second period Howard came out to play a dump in. Somehow he put it towards his own skates and then lost it. As Howard was trying regain control Handzus came in and poked it away from him. Handzus then gathered it in and put it in the net. That was big flub by Howard and I’m sure he wasn’t too happy about it. That made it three to two Detroit.

Just a few minutes later the Kings tied the game. Simmonds was working the puck down low and threw it towards the front of the net. Smyth and Stoll were both right there on the doorstep. Smyth managed to smack it into the back of the net to even the score with under four minutes left in the second period.

At some point earlier in the game Eaves had blocked a shot and must have injured his foot. He left the bench and didn’t return.

Then, late in the second period Miller was also injured blocking a shot and left the game. With Holmstrom, Eaves and Miller all out of the game, Babcock had to do a lot of line juggling.

Zetterberg and Helm both came close to scoring. They hit the same post within a few seconds of each other.

Late in the third period the Kings had a shot on goal that Howard stopped but the rebound was bouncing around. Handzus grabbed it and put it in the net for the Kings’ fourth unanswered goal. After being up three to nothing, Detroit was now trailing by one.

The Red Wings pulled the goalie at the end but weren’t able to score.

This was just about the worst outcome imaginable for the Red Wings. Playing against a team that they’re trailing in the standings they ended up losing after having a three goal lead. To make matters worse they also lost three players to injury. If they Wings had won the game they would have been seven points behind L.A. in the standings. Since they lost they’re now 11 points behind. That’s a four point swing and a lost opportunity.

Losing the three forwards was probably a big factor in why the Wings lost the game. The rest of the team had to pick up the slack and by the end I think they were just plain worn out. They didn’t play badly. They hit a lot of posts and gave up some fluky goals. This is just a day that I’m sure they’d rather forget.

This 3-4 loss brings us to:
64 points

Los Angeles at Detroit (1/23/10)

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

Tonight the Red Wings played their most important game of the season to this point. The Los Angeles Kings were in town for a game at the Joe. The Kings are the team directly above Detroit in the standings; they’re they team the Red Wings have been chasing the last several games. If they earned two points cleanly against the Kings it would really help and put the Red Wings ahead of them in the standings. At the start of the game L.A. was in 7th place and Detroit was in 8th. The Western Conference is so tight however that every game is an important chance at two points. Tonight Jonathan Quick was the starting goalie for the Kings and Jimmy Howard started for the Red Wings.

In the first period Cleary and Filppula were working the puck along the boards in the Kings’ end. Filppula passed it to Cleary and moved towards the middle. Cleary passed it back and Filppula carried it into the slot. He came closer and closer to the net and nobody tried to stop him so he just kept moving into position and choosing his shot. He finally released it and burned Quick for a goal high on the short side. He had all the time in the world and he made the most of it. To quote Mickey Redmond, “He put THAT yo-yo to sleep!” It was one nothing Red Wings.

Later in the first period Helm was hit in the face with Frolov’s stick and the Red Wings went on the power play. During the power Meech crashed heavily into the boards with Simmonds right behind him. The closest referee, Chris Lee, was right on top of the play and didn’t call a penalty but Dan O’Halloran decided from center ice that it was a trip. On the replay it was clear that there was no trip; Meech simply lost an edge. I’m not sure why O’Halloran thought he knew better than the ref that was right there. The Red Wings have been on the other end of those kind of bad calls plenty of times this season so I guess this is one of those times were it evens out. That put the Wings on a 5 on 3 power play.

During the two man advantage Lidstrom got the puck at the point. He walked the line with it and passed it back to Rafalski for the right handed shot. Rafalski fired it with Bertuzzi in front. The puck hit Bertuzzi’s knee, changed direction and went into the net giving the Wings the two to nothing lead with almost a full two minutes of power play time still to go. I’m sure the Kings were pretty sour about the tripping call that led to the goal.

Early in the second period Kopitar shot from the face off dot. Howard stopped the puck but as he was about to dive on it to cover it up Richardson chipped it up and over him. It dropped down to the ice behind Howard and Kopitar came in and knocked it the rest of the way into the net. That gave the Kings their first goal of the game and made it two to one.

The Kings really took it to the Red Wings in the second period. After the first period the shots on goal were pretty even but in the second it seemed to be all Los Angeles. Luckily, the Red Wings kept them to just a single goal so they still had the lead two to one.

The Red Wings didn’t take control of the game like they wanted to in the third period. The Kings continued to play harder than the Wings and create more offense.

In the third period the puck got chipped up and over Howard and it hit the crossbar. It dropped down and was heading into the net when Brad Stuart, who was sprawled on the ice, swept it away with his stick just a split second before it would have crossed the line. That earned him a nice pat on the head from Jimmy Howard after the play ended. Great save by Stuart!

A few minutes later Kopitar brought the puck into the Red Wings end. He wiped out but swept the puck to Simmonds who passed to Harrold in the slot who was driving to the net. Harrold fired a wrister and beat Howard tying the game two.

Later in the third Kopitar had the puck deep in the Red Wings end. He circled with it and dished it to Parse. Parse saw Richardson all alone at the other side of the net and passed it to him. Richardson tapped it by Jimmy Howard to give the Kings the lead three to two with only about eight minutes left in the game.

With less than two minutes to go in the game the Wings were shorthanded because of a weak hooking call to Eaves. They pulled the goalie with just over a minute left to get back to even strength but they weren’t able to score.

This was a very disappointing loss for the Red Wings. It was a really important two points and they were in a great position to win after ending the first period up two to nothing. The problem is that the first period was pretty much the only one they played. They were just coasting after that and that’s not good enough. They gave up three unanswered goals and just didn’t seem to have any jump. Surprisingly, the shots on goal were even by the end of the game. It sure didn’t seem even. They didn’t look like a team that really wanted those two points although I know they did. I don’t know why but it just didn’t seem to click tonight.

This 3-2 loss brings us to:
58 points

Detroit at Los Angeles (1/7/10)

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

The road trip continued tonight for the Red Wings as they rolled into Los Angeles to face the Kings. Babcock continued to show confidence in Jimmy Howard by starting him for the seventh straight game. Jonathan Quick was the goalie for the Kings.

Zetterberg and Cleary were both back in the lineup for the Red Wings tonight. That’s the good news. The bad news, and it’s pretty bad, is that Holmstrom broke his foot yesterday in practice and will be out up to a month.

The game started with a flurry by the Kings. Howard came up huge with several saves in the opening seconds of the game.

Near the end of the first period the Red Wings had a power play. They weren’t able to score on it but just after it expired they scored with just 0.2 seconds left in the period. Rafalski shot first and Quick sent the rebound out to the other side. Filppula quickly shot it again and it went through the five hole but hit Quick’s leg and bounced out to the side of the net. Cleary was right there on the doorstep and he banged it in for the late period lead.

There was no scoring in the second period but there were a ton of chances for the Kings at the end of the period. Jimmy Howard tried to clear the puck but turned it over near the net. He dove back to make the save and then made about five more during a huge scramble. The Red Wings recovered and got the puck out of the zone but Bertuzzi had to take a penalty in the process.

On the Kings’ power play there was another crazy scramble in front of the Red Wings net. Jimmy Howard was absolutely incredible during these sequences. The shots ended up 27 to 6 in the second period alone. Not a good period for the Wings but a truly brilliant one for Jimmy Howard.

Through two periods the shots were 37 to 19 in favor of the Kings. However quality scoring chances were 7 to 8 in favor of the Wings. A very unusual scenario for the Red Wings!

The third period looked like the Kings were on the power play all the time. The Red Wings could not keep the puck in the Kings’ end at all. The Kings were getting crazy amounts of shots on goal and the Wings weren’t doing a thing to stop it. Jimmy Howard was their only hope and he stopped one incredible scoring chance after another. This game should have been 10 to 1.

Midway through the third period, Howard got hit in the elbow by a hard shot and it stung him. Play was stopped for a short time but he shook it off and stayed in the game.

Then, with less the five minutes to go in the game the Kings were on the power play. Stoll shot wide and the puck bounced off the backboards to Brown who shot it again. The shot didn’t go directly toward the net but through the crease about a foot off the ice. Smyth whacked it out of the air and into the net breaking Jimmy Howard’s incredible shutout and tying the game.

From that point on the Red Wings started to apply some offensive pressure. With the game winding down Quick came out to play a dump in but it went to the corner. He thought he was going to just wait for it to come to the trapezoid but he didn’t count on the speedy Darren Helm flying in to play it. Helm got it and Quick scurried back to his net. Helm fought for it in the corner, won the battle and took it to the net himself. With just 17 seconds left in the game Helm shoved the puck towards the net and somehow got it by Quick on the short side to take back the lead.

The Kings pulled their goalie for the last few seconds of the game but the Red Wings held them off.

Wow! What a win! This was the definition of the goalie stealing a game and what an important game, too! The Wings desperately needed to get two points in regulation tonight since the Kings are another team they’re chasing in the standings.

I can’t remember the last time I’ve seen the Red Wings get outplayed as badly as they did in the third period. Luckily, Jimmy Howard proved that he is a world class goalie and the rest of the guys, especially Helm, worked their tails off at the end of the game.

This game would have been tough to watch if it weren’t Jimmy Howard’s performance. Thanks to him it was pretty exciting.

The shots on goal ended up 52 to 25 in favor of the Kings. I just can’t say enough about the game Howard played.

The Red Wings are still three points behind the Kings for the 8th playoff spot but they do have a game in hand. Hopefully, they can continue to chip away at the lead and end up comfortably in the playoffs by the end of the season.

This 1-2 win brings us to:
50 points

Los Angeles at Detroit (10/15/09)

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

The Los Angeles Kings visited Joe Louis Arena tonight to play the Wings. Draper and Maltby were back in the lineup and Brad May was out as a healthy scratch. Datsyuk was also out with an upper body injury. They didn’t make much of a big deal about the injury so it’s probably not anything too serious. Jon Quick was the goalie for the Kings and Osgood was in net for Detroit.

For all the talk about urgency after the debacle of the previous game, the Red Wings got off to another sluggish start in this one. Within the first minute the Kings had two great scoring chances. On the second one the puck bounced off the post and hit Osgood in the butt. It then rolled toward the net and Osgood dove on it just in time.

The Kings got the first power play and they made the most of it. Osgood had the initial shot which he took up high in the chest. The puck then dropped to the ice but Dustin Brown stayed with it and put it into the net. With the exception of Helm, the Red Wings didn’t seem to be at all motivated up to that point in the game.

As the first period wore on, the Red Wings seemed to develop a little bit of jump, mostly from the third and fourth lines. Sometimes I wish we had a whole team of Helms.

Early in the second period Detroit went on the power play. They had one good scoring chance but Bertuzzi’s shot got away from him and it sailed up over the net by a mile. It seemed like nothing would go right for the Red Wings.

A few seconds after the power play ended there was a faceoff in the Kings end. Abdelkader won it back to Ericsson and he shot it toward the net. It may have hit the stick of a Kings player and changed direction slightly. Then it went off the inside of Quick’s skate and into the net. Finally, the Wings got a break and it tied the game at one.

Near the halfway point of the second period the Kings took a penalty for too many men on the ice and the Red Wings made them pay. Lidstrom shot the puck from the blue line with Holmstrom battling in front of the net. He tipped it by the goalie and into the net. It rolled slowly over the goal line and Cleary was right there to escort it into the net. He gave it a shove for good measure but it was already across the line.

Then the Kings game back strong with a breakaway and another good rush a few seconds later. Osgood came up big with two or three great saves to preserve the two to one lead.

The lead held until the end of the second period. The Wings seemed to be getting better as the game went on. Bertuzzi and Jason Williams were both doing some good things but just not getting the bounces.

In the third period Stoll was called for holding Draper, which Draper embellished and probably should have been penalized for as well. The Kings were on the power play at the time so it was 4 on 4 for a few seconds. Zetterberg won the first draw back to Lidstrom. He shot the puck and Zetterberg deflected it. It changed direction and went past Quick for the third Red Wings goal. That also marked Nick Lidstrom’s 1000th point of his career. That’s a heck of a milestone. There will probably be some sort of pre-game ceremony in the near future to celebrate the achievement. He also got a huge ovation when they announced the goal and the milestone.

Halfway through the period the penalty parade continued and gave us 1:10 of a Kings 4 on 3 power play. The Wings were able to kill off the penalties and hang on to their two goal lead.

A short time later the Kings scored on a deflection in front of the net. O’Donnell shot from the blue and the puck glanced off Lidstrom’s right leg. It changed direction and went by Osgood. He had no chance to stop it. That brought the Kings to within one. The goal was awarded to Justin Williams so I guess it must have hit his stick on the way to Lidstrom’s leg.

A few minutes later Bertuzzi stole the puck in the Kings end. He couldn’t quite get control of it though and ended up leaving it in the slot. Maltby stepped up and ripped it into the net. That made it four to two Wings and gave Bertuzzi his second assist of the season and Maltby his second goal.

At the end of the game the Kings had a power play and they pulled their goalie for a two man advantage. They weren’t able to score though and Rafalski got an empty net goal.

After another bad start the Red Wings really seemed to wake up as the game progressed. Hopefully, that’s a sign that they’re regaining their confidence.

This 2-5 win brings us to:
6 points

Los Angeles at Detroit (2/27/09)

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Tonight the Red Wings had a home game against the Los Angeles Kings. Hossa was out for this one because of the hit to the head that he took in the San Jose game. They initially said that he had a stiff neck so hopefully it won’t last long. This is Osgood’s first game back after his 10 day game break. He says the extra practice and time off did him good and he’s ready to go. Rookie Jon Quick was the goalie for the Kings. This was also Kirk Maltby’s 1000th game in the NHL. Mike Babcock put him in the starting lineup in a nice move to honor his accomplishment.

The Red Wings started this game with a lot of jump. They had a bunch of shots and some great scoring chances. At the other end when the Kings put some pressure on early Osgood got into a bit of trouble. He was out of the net with a Kings player in his way at one point but no damage was done.

The first period ended with no scoring. It was pretty even in shots on goal and scoring chances. The Red Wings had more giveaways and more blocked shots than the Kings. Other than that there wasn’t any notable advantage to either side in the stats.

In the second period Detroit broke the deadlock. Leino had the puck in behind the Kings’ net. He brought it out front for a wrap around try. He shot and Quick blocked it. The rebound came out to the side and Meech pounced on it and scored.

Early in the third period Detroit dumped the puck in and Quick came out to play it around the net to Quincey. He changed his mind at the last second and just sort of left it there. Filppula took it and fed it to the front of the net for Kopecky who tapped it past Quick for the goal.

Then a few minutes later the Kings went on the power play. Osgood made several good saves in a row but the Wings were never able to clear. Frolov kept whacking at it and wouldn’t let up. Eventually, he was able to get it by Osgood to end the shutout.

The Kings tried hard to tie the game but Detroit denied them. Osgood looked good in this game. The only goal that was scored was tough to really blame on him. As a team the Wings played well tonight. They had a lapse at the end of the first period but came back and played well after that. Hopefully, they can keep it rolling as they play again tomorrow night in Nashville.

This 1-2 win brings us to:
90 points

Detroit at Los Angeles (1/15/09)

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Tonight the Red Wings were in Los Angeles to play the Kings.  Ty Conklin was the starting goalie for the Wings and Jon Quick was in for the Kings.

Detroit drew first blood with a gravy goal scored by the fourth line.  The Kings turned the puck over behind their own net.  Draper took it and put it to the front where Maltby picked it up and sent it into the net.  After the goal Maltby was mugged by several Kings.  When the penalties were assessed Detroit ended up with a power play.

Conklin made at least two monstrous saves in the first period.  He was looking very sharp early on.  It’s a good thing because otherwise the Kings could have had an early lead instead of the other way around.

Later on in the first period Detroit scored a great power play goal.  They moved the puck very well from Hudler to Zetterberg and then to Franzen in front of the net for the tap in.  Tic tac goal.

In the second period Hudler set up a nice goal by Samuelsson.  Everybody thought that Hudler was going to shoot so they sort of lost track of Sameulsson.  Instead of shooting Hudler passed it to Sameulsson who was near the net on the opposite side of the goalie.  He got the pass and tipped it into the open side of the net.  

Later in the second period the Wings got another goal from their fourth line when Draper scored.  Kopecky took the pass from Maltby and sent it to the front of the net.  Draper was there to take the pass and ripped it into the net.  That made it four nothing Red Wings.

That was the end of the scoring for the game.  The third period came and went more or less uneventfully.  The Red Wings were able to move the puck well and the Kings weren’t able to do much besides take penalties.  It was a great shutout for Conklin who played brilliantly.  The Wings dominated the entire game.

This 4-0 win brings us to:
68 points