Published : 2013-02-11 19:56
Updated : 2013-02-11 19:56
DETROIT (AP) ― The Detroit Red Wings have put together their best streak of the lockout-shortened season, winning three straight in a span of four days that included the puck dropping twice in less than 24 hours.
Detroit defeated the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 Sunday on a game-winning goal from Jonathan Ericsson with 5 seconds left ― less than a minute after the defending Stanley Cup champions tied the game.
“I knew it was going to be ugly,” Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said.
“But, I just wanted it to be an ugly win.”
The Red Wings, coming off victories against Edmonton on Saturday afternoon and at St. Louis on Thursday night, were seconds away from settling for a point after Henrik Zetterberg set up goals for Pavel Datsyuk and Damien Brunner in the first period. Los Angeles, which got within a goal late in the first period on Anze Kopitar’s goal, pulled goaltender Jonathan Quick to add an extra skater.