Detroit sports glance: Red Wings lose first game of long road trip, fall to Los Angeles Kings

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Kings 4, Red Wings 2 – The Los Angeles Kings scored two key power play goals to lead them past the Red Wings on Monday night.

LSJ Logo incertAnze Kopitar’s one goal and three assists paced the Kings, while Drew Doughty and Milan Lucic each picked up two assists.

Tomas Tatar and Alexei Marchenko each scored a goal for Detroit, while Pavel Datsyuk and Darren Helm each had two assists.

The Red Wings snapped their four-game winning streak and will finish the six-game road trip Thursday night against the Arizona Coyotes.Eye on the D

Detroit goaltender Jimmy Howard took the loss, stopping 27 of 30 shots.

The Red Wings are now 22-14-7 on the season, good for 51 points and second place in the Atlantic Division.

Record: 22-14-7   51 pts

2nd Place in Atlantic Division (6 pts behind Florida)

Tied for 3rd Place in Eastern Conference (16 pts behind Washington)

5 pts ahead of Ottawa and Tampa Bay for the last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch 25th straight playoff berth: 77 pts

Magic # to clinch Atlantic Division title: 85 pts

Magic # to clinch Eastern Conference: 97 pts

Next Game: 01/14/2016 @ Arizona Coyotes 9:00 p.m. @ Gila River Arena

Stats: Goals- Tomas Tatar (14), Alexei Marchenko (1). Assists- Pavel Datsyuk 2 (13), Darren Helm 2 (8). Goaltender- Jimmy Howard L (7-6-4) 27 saves on 30 shots.

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