The Detroit Red Wings built a two goal lead in the first period, but the Los Angeles Kings wouldn’t let them pull away any further. The Kings scored their first goal with less than a minute to play in the first and then tied it up at two with 54 second left to play in the game. The Red Wings, though, would get one more try at the goal and defenseman Jonathan Ericsson would make it count. His slapper from the blue line would trickle between the legs of goaltender Jonathan Quick and slid slowly across the goal line with only five ticks left on the clock.
Pavel Datsyuk and Damien Brunner scored the other two goals for Detroit, Henrik Zetterberg recorded two points with a pair of assists, and Jimmy Howard turned aside 45 shots in the winning effort.
The Red Wings, now 7-4-1, are riding a three-game winning streak. They return to action on Wednesday when the St. Louis Blues come to Joe Louis Arena.
NHL.com provides the game’s highlight video, including Ericsson’s final shot.