Detroit Demolishes Kings
When TCL Predators writer Greg Duley stated that the Red Wings would come back from their 4-3 loss to Nashville with a better effort, he wasn't kidding.
The Wings blasted the Los Angeles Kings 8-2 in a game where they were outshot. The scoring basically came from the bottom two lines. Cory Emmerton had two goals as did Drew Miller. Niklas Kronwall, Brad Stuart, Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg also scored for the Red Wings and Dan Cleary had three assists. Jimmy Howard picked up his 19th win of the year.
Detroit has won 10 straight games at Joe Louis Arena.
Having production from everyone on the team is a great way for teams to continue streaks. With Detroit playing well, you might have an off night from some go-to guys like Valtteri Filppula and Johan Franzen (in the scoring department). When guys like Emmerton and Miller score four of your goals combined, it gives the bug guns a chance to relax a bit.
Howard played a solid game in net, while Los Angeles starter Jonathan Quick was off from the drop of the puck, letting in two goals by Miller and Emmerton two minutes in. Kronwall followed up with a beautiful slapshot on an odd man rush that clicked in off the crossbar. Quick was yanked for Jonathan Bernier, who fared no better. Emmerton scored on a one-timer in the slot, Datsyuk buried on a great pass from Franzen for a tip in, and Zetterberg converted a near-impossible backhand over Bernier for a 6-2 lead after two periods. Miller and Stuart scored the last two, with Stuart's being on the powerplay with the fourth line on the ice.
Detroit looks to take their home winning streak and continue it on the road, where they have been an unimmpresive 6-7. They head on west for some matchups that starts in Edmonton on Monday.
Nice call, Greg!