Wings 4, Kings 3
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DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – The Detroit Red Wings come from behind scoring two late goals to beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-3 at Joe Louis Arena Friday night.
As heard on 1270 WXYT- Detroit’s Henrik Zetterberg scored twice and assisted on Valtteri Filppula tying goal with 4:02 left, less than 2 minutes after Dwight King put Los Angeles ahead 3-2.
Looking like it would go into overtime, Darren Helm put in the winning goal with just a minute left in regulation for Detroit lifting the banged-up Wings to the win.
“We hung in there, hung around behind good goal-tending and got a win,” said Wings head coach Mike Babcock.
Joey MacDonald had 21 saves in-goal for Detroit. Jonathan Quick stopped just 11 shots for the Kings.
Los Angeles pulled Quick to have an extra skater and had a 6-on-4 advantage on a power play with 23.2 seconds left and a faceoff in the Detroit end.
The Kings got the puck, but MacDonald stopped Jeff Carter’s shot with 15.2 seconds left and they could not get another shot on net.
Detroit had lost five of seven to slip behind Western Conference and Central Division-leading St. Louis.
The Red Wings take on the Nashville Predators Saturday – tune in for all the game action at 7:10 p.m.
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