Red Wings beat Kings to snap 5-game road skid
LOS ANGELES—Pavel Datsyuk had two goals, Niklas Kronwall got the go-ahead score during a power play in the second period, and the Detroit Red Wings snapped a five-game road losing streak with a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.
Jimmy Howard, who gave up four goals on 21 shots Thursday night at San Jose and was pulled after two periods, was back in the nets for Detroit and made 23 saves -- one of them on a penalty shot by Anze Kopitar in the second period.
Justin Abdelkader also scored and Tomas Holmstrom had two assists for the Red Wings, who avoided what would have been their first six-game road skid since December 1987.
Mike Richards scored his sixth goal in six games for the Kings.