By Dave Hart
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.
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.
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.