Kings: Red Wings finally break down Burke

first_imgDatsyuk tied the score at 1-1 for Detroit with 5:56 left in the second period on his 21st goal. He put a loose puck in off Burke’s skate. Willsie gave the Kings a 2-1 lead just 27 seconds later when he batted a rebound past Hasek. The Kings opened the scoring on Ivanans’ goal with 8:44 left in the first period. He put in the rebound of John Zeiler’s shot after Zeiler had picked the puck up off a turnover by Detroit defenseman Niklas Kronwall. The Kings’ Rob Blake missed his third game with a groin injury and Anze Kopitar missed his fourth game with a muscle strain. Later, center Derek Armstrong was helped off the ice favoring his left knee after a hit by Andreas Lilja late in the first period. The extent of the injury wasn’t known after the game. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Raitis Ivanans and Brian Willsie scored for the Kings, and Sean Burke stopped 51shots. “We worked hard and our goaltender gave us a great effort,” Kings defenseman Aaron Miller said. “We were in our end most of the last two periods.” Samuelsson tipped in a pass from Datsyuk on a 2-on-1 break to end it. Lebda tied the score at 2-2 with 5:58 left in the third period off an end-to-end rush on which he cut around The Red Wings outshot the Kings 26-4 in the third period. “It’s (Detroit) a great hockey club,” said Burke. “You can tell they never feel desperate. They just keep working.” Samuelsson had been out since late January with a broken bone in his foot. Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and assisted on the game-winner, and Brett Lebda also scored for Detroit. Dominik Hasek, who returned after missing three games with tightness in his thigh, made 24 saves. center_img DETROIT – Mikael Samuelsson made an impact in his first game in more than a month. His goal 3:26 into overtime completed a comeback and gave the Detroit Red Wings a 3-2 win over the Kings on Friday night. last_img read more