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Red Wings 3, Kings 2, OT

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:48 AM

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Red Wings 3, Kings 2, OT
Los Angeles Kings 2, Detroit Red Wings 3

DETROIT (AP) -Mikael Samuelsson made an impact in his first game in more than a month.

His goal 3:26 into overtime completed a comeback and gave the Detroit Red Wings a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Friday night.

Samuelsson had been out since late January with a broken bone in his foot.

Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and assisted on the game-winner, and Brett Lebda also scored for Detroit. Dominik Hasek, who returned after missing three games with tightness in his thigh, made 24 saves.

Raitis Ivanans and Brian Willsie scored for Los Angeles, and Sean Burke stopped 51 shots.

"We worked hard and our goaltender gave us a great effort," Kings defenseman Aaron Miller said. "We were in our end most of the last two periods."

Samuelsson tipped in a pass from Datsyuk on a 2-on-1 break to end it.

"You just have to always be ready for it when Pav has it," Samuelsson said. "He was wide open. I know how talented he is. He's more talented than me, so I played the odds ... I guess."

Lebda tied the game at 2 with 5:58 left in the third period off an end-to-end rush on which he cut around Kevin Dallman off the left wing, and flipped a shot in off Burke.

"I've had a few of those chances this year and didn't capitalize," said Lebda. "Hopefully, we can get a few more of those before the playoffs."

Hasek, who left the puck for Lebda behind the Detroit net, got the lone assist.

"Any win feels good," said Hasek. "Most important, I feel great about the way I played and didn't have any problems and we won the game. I feel great."

The Red Wings outshot the Kings 26-4 in the third period.

"It's (Detroit) a great hockey club," said Burke. "You can tell they never feel desperate. They just keep working."

Datsyuk tied the game at 1 for Detroit with 5:56 left in the second period on his 21st goal. He put a loose puck in off Burke's skate.

Willsie gave the Kings a 2-1 lead just 27 seconds later when he batted a rebound past Hasek.

Los Angeles opened the scoring on Ivanans' goal with 8:44 left in the first period. He put in the rebound of John Zeiler's shot after Zeiler had picked the puck up off a turnover by Detroit defenseman Niklas Kronwall.

Note: Los Angeles D Rob Blake missed his third game with a groin injury and Kings C Anze Kopitar missed his fourth game with a muscle strain. ... Red Wings' C Henrik Zetterberg missed his fifth game because of an inflamed disc in his back. ... Kings' C Derek Armstrong was helped off the ice favoring his left knee after a hit by Andreas Lilja late in the first period. The extent of the injury wasn't known after the game ... Detroit winger Johan Franzen left the game late in the second period with an upper-body injury, it isn't known how long he'll be out. ... Burke is a native of Windsor, Ontario, which is right across the Detroit River from Detroit. ... Detroit D Danny Markov didn't play because of a couple of upper-body aches and pains.

scoring summary
1st Period
Raitis Ivanans (4) ASST: John Zeiler (1)
1 - 0 LAK
2nd Period
Pavel Datsyuk (21) ASST: Johan Franzen (17), Valtteri Filppula (5)
1 - 1 Tie
Brian Willsie (8) ASST: Kevin Dallman (9), Tom Kostopoulos (12)
2 - 1 LAK
3rd Period
Brett Lebda (4) ASST: Dominik Hasek (2)
2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
Mikael Samuelsson (12) ASST: Pavel Datsyuk (51)
3 - 2 DET
penalty summary
1st Period
Aaron Miller  Holding the stick against  Pavel Datsyuk
2nd Period
Matt Ellis  Holding against  Mike Weaver
3rd Period
Raitis Ivanans  Hooking against  Niklas Kronwall
Jamie Lundmark  Hooking against  Matt Ellis
Robert Lang  Tripping against  Aaron Miller
OT Period
goalie stats
Sean Burke
Sean Burke
SA: 54TOI: 63:26
Saves: 51EV: 41 - 44
PIM: 0PP: 9 - 9
SV%: .944SH: 1 - 1
Dominik Hasek
Dominik Hasek
SA: 26TOI: 63:13
Saves: 24EV: 22 - 24
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 2
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