Detroit Ices Los Angeles 4-1 - Recap
Pavel Datsyuk was the difference, potting a pair for Detroit on Saturday as the Red Wings skated off with a 4-1 victory over the Kings at STAPLES Center.
The Red Wings were a +110 underdog in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 5.5.
Detroit got goals from Pavel Datsyuk (2), Niklas Kronwall, and Justin Abdelkader in the victory. Datsyuk opened the scoring at 7:14 of the first period.
Jimmy Howard turned in a 23-save effort for the Red Wings.
Los Angeles got a goal from Mike Richards in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Jonathan Quick stopped 34 of 38 shots for the Kings, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Detroit went 2-for-5, while the Kings were 0-for-5 with the man advantage.
Los Angeles lost the shots on goal battle to Detroit by a margin of 38-24.
Detroit heads into a battle against the Ducks. Los Angeles, meanwhile, will have their next action against St. Louis.