Detroit sports glance: Kings dethrone a struggling Red Wings squad

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Kings 4, Red Wings 1 – Tyler Toffoli’s two goals and one assists helped propel the Los Angeles Kings over the Red Wings on Thursday night.

The Red Wings, who are now winless in four straight games, are below the .500 mark with a 13-14-4 record, which is good for 30 points and a fifth place tie in the Atlantic Division.

Dustin Brown chipped in with two assists, while Derek Forbort and Nic Dowd each added a goal.

Kings’ goaltender Jeff Zatkoff stopped 17 of 18 Detroit shots while Red Wings’ goal keeper Jimmy Howard managed 27 saves on 30 shots.

Mike Green scored the lone goal for the Red Wings, which was assisted by Luke Glendening.

Detroit will finish its home stand on Saturday night against the Anaheim Ducks.

 

Record: 13-14-4   30 pts

Tied for 5th Place in Atlantic Division (12 points behind first place Montreal)

Tied for 10th Place in Eastern Conference (13 points behind first place Pittsburgh)

5 points behind Boston for the last playoff spot

Magic # of pts to clinch a playoff berth: 106 pts

Magic # of pts to clinch a regular season Atlantic Division title: 119 pts

Magic # of pts to clinch a regular season Eastern Conference title: 119 pts

Next Game: 12/17/2016 vs Anaheim Ducks 7:00 p.m. @ Joe Louis Arena

Stats: Goals- Mike Green (7).   Assists- Luke Glendening (7). Goalie- Jimmy Howard OTL (5-7-1) 27 saves on 30 shots.

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