NHL Preview from The Sports Network
Monday, October 27th (All times eastern)
Detroit Red Wings (6-1-1) at Los Angeles Kings (3-4-0), 10:30 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Detroit Red Wings will attempt to remain undefeated on the road tonight, as they visit the Los Angeles Kings at the Staples Center.
The Red Wings are 4-0-0 as the road club this year, and began a five-game swing with a 6-5 shootout win in Chicago on Saturday. Detroit is averaging 3.8 goals per game this year on the road, where its power play has also clicked at a 35.3 percent.
Marian Hossa had a goal and an assist in Saturday's win, and also netted the deciding goal in the shootout. The first-year Detroit skater beat Chicago's Nikolai Khabibulin with a blast into the top right corner of the net.
Niklas Kronwall and Jiri Hudler each had a goal and two assists for the Red Wings, who extended their overall winning streak to four games but also lost Johan Franzen in the second period with a sprained left MCL. The forward, who has five goals this year, is expected to miss three-to-four weeks due to the injury.
Ty Conklin made 36 saves in the win.
Tomas Holmstrom had an assist and Pavel Datsyuk scored, as both skaters extended their point streaks to six games. Holmstrom has four goals and two assists on his streak, while Datsyuk has posted a goal and seven helpers in the same span.
Hossa also has a six-game point streak (4 goals, 6 assists).
Detroit will also visit Anaheim, San Jose and Vancouver on its current swing.
The Kings had won three of four before losing in Nashville, 5-4, on Saturday. Jarret Stoll scored twice, while Dustin Brown and Alexander Frolov each had a goal.
Jason LaBarbera started in net but was pulled after giving up three goals on 15 shots. Erik Ersberg finished the game between the pipes and stopped 10- of-12 shots.
Anze Kopitar and Patrick O'Sullivan tallied two assists each, with O'Sullivan extending his points streak to five contests (3g, 3a).
The Kings are 2-2-0 as the host this year and begin a seven-game residency tonight.
The Red Wings won three of four versus the Kings last year and have won 16 of the last 18 in the series. Los Angeles has dropped two in a row and eight of its last nine as the host against Detroit.
10/27 10:57:35 ET