AP

Danault’s overtime goal gives Kings 5-4 win over Red Wings

Oct 17, 2022, 6:58 AM | Updated: 7:45 pm

Los Angeles Kings center Phillip Danault (24) celebrates his game winning goal during overtime with...

Los Angeles Kings center Phillip Danault (24) celebrates his game winning goal during overtime with Quinton Byfield (55) after an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, in Detroit. The Kings won 5-4. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)


              Detroit Red Wings left wing Elmer Soderblom (85) and Los Angeles Kings defenseman Sean Durzi (50) battle for the puck in the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
            
              Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick (32) stops the puck while defenseman Sean Durzi (50) takes Detroit Red Wings left wing Elmer Soderblom (85) off his skates in the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
            
              Detroit Red Wings left wing David Perron celebrates his goal against the Los Angeles Kings in the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
            
              Detroit Red Wings center Dylan Larkin (71) pokes the puck from Los Angeles Kings left wing Viktor Arvidsson (33) on an empty net break away in the third period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
            
              Detroit Red Wings left wing David Perron (57) celebrates his goal against the Los Angeles Kings in the third period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
            
              Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar, right, celebrates his goal against the Detroit Red Wings in the third period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
            
              Los Angeles Kings center Phillip Danault (24) celebrates his game winning goal during overtime with Quinton Byfield (55) after an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, in Detroit. The Kings won 5-4. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

DETROIT (AP) — Phillip Danault scored 1:12 into overtime for his second goal of the game, and the Los Angeles Kings handed the Detroit Red Wings their first loss with a 5-4 victory on Monday night.

Danault’s winning shot in front hit a defender’s skate and bounced into the net.

Anze Kopitar had a goal and an assist, giving him 47 points in 42 games against Detroit. That’s the second-most among active players, trailing only Chicago star Patrick Kane at 56 points.

Adrian Kempe supplied his fourth goal and assisted on Kopitar’s goal. Gabriel Vilardi also scored for the Kings (2-2-0). Jonathan Quick made 29 saves.

Los Angeles has won its last two games despite allowing 10 goals.

“We’re getting better, but we still have a lot to do,” Danault said. “The last two games were unacceptable and we all know that. We want to be better as a line and we want to better as a team. We solved some things tonight, but there’s more to fix.”

Wings forward Oskar Sundqvist scored in the final minute of regulation to send the game into overtime. David Perron had two goals and an assist for Detroit (2-0-1), and Adam Erne added a goal. Ville Husso made 31 saves.

Kopitar dove toward a loose puck situated just behind Husso and knocked it in with 6:44 remaining in regulation. His first goal this season gave Los Angeles a 4-3 lead.

Sundqvist tied it with 40.9 seconds left shortly after Dylan Larkin prevented an empty-net goal, knocking the puck off Viktor Arvidsson’s stick.

“It was an amazing play,” coach Derek Lalonde said of Larkin’s effort. “He never gave up on it. I just think it’s a good message.”

Detroit’s net was still empty when Sundqvist delivered his tying goal.

“We’re starting to play the right way more and more,” Perron said. “It was great to see that fight there in the third period, to get that one back and get a big point.”

The Kings managed to refocus after Arvidsson failed to score what should have been a clinching goal in regulation.

“We have some guys on this team with a lot of experience and they got everyone calmed down and ready for overtime,” coach Todd McLellan said. “I saw a bunch of guys telling Arvie to not worry about it and they were going to win it for him, but we can’t put ourselves in that position very often.”

Erne scored on a 2-on-1 break 4:26 into the game. The Kings tied it 19 seconds later on Vilardi’s third goal of the season.

Los Angeles grabbed the advantage at 14:40 when Kempe ripped a shot from the right circle over Husso’s right shoulder.

Dominik Kubalik set up Perron’s one-timer from the left circle midway through the second, tying it at 2.

The Kings regained the lead later in the period when Trevor Moore found Danault heading toward the net just after Detroit killed off a penalty.

Perron scored Detroit’s first power-play goal this season with 8:46 left in regulation with another shot from the left circle.

“It wasn’t perfect all the time throughout the first three games here but the way we approached every period, every game, there’s a lot of positives,” Larkin said.

NOTES: F Tyler Bertuzzi will miss four to six weeks with an upper-body injury, according to Lalande. Bertuzzi was injured while blocking a shot at New Jersey on Saturday. … Detroit F Jakub Vrana missed the game due to personal reasons. … Kings F Alex Iafallo recorded his 100th career assist in the first period.

UP NEXT

Kings: At Nashville on Tuesday.

Red Wings: At Chicago on Friday.

___

AP NHL: https://apnews.com/hub/nhl and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

AP

Associated Press

Ex-Packer Guion gets 1 year for domestic violence assault

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Former Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Letroy Guion was sentenced to one year in jail after pleading no contest in a domestic violence assault at his home last fall. Brown County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Walsh also ordered Guion on Tuesday to serve three years’ probation and complete a domestic […]

7 months ago

Joe Jarzynka...

Associated Press

Durant eager for Suns debut vs. Hornets after knee injury

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kevin Durant has been through quite a bit during his 15-year NBA career — but joining a new team midway through the season is a new one for the 13-time All-Star. The 34-year-old Durant doesn’t seem all that worried. Durant makes his highly anticipated Phoenix Suns debut on Wednesday night against […]

7 months ago

FILE - Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores stands on the sideline during the second half of an N...

Associated Press

Judge: NFL coach can press discrimination claims in court

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Coach Brian Flores can pursue some of his discrimination claims against the league and its teams in court rather than through arbitration, a judge ruled Wednesday. The written decision by Judge Valerie Caproni in Manhattan was issued months after lawyers for the league tried to get the lawsuit moved to […]

7 months ago

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Alex Stalock cools off in the first period during an NHL hockey game ...

Associated Press

Kane trade reinforces hard reality of Blackhawks rebuild

CHICAGO (AP) — After days of speculation, the harsh reality of the Chicago Blackhawks’ situation was reinforced by one move in a flurry of transactions ahead of the NHL trade deadline. Showtime is over, at least in Chicago, and a seemingly bright future is, well, way off in the distance. The reverberations of Chicago’s decision […]

7 months ago

FILE -  Yves Jean-Bart, president of the Haitian Football Federation, wearing a protective face mas...

Associated Press

Disgraced ex-Haitian soccer president announces he’s back

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s former soccer federation president whose lifetime ban from sport over sexual abuse allegations was overturned last month announced Wednesday that he is reclaiming his position. Yves Jean-Bart’s defiant announcement could lead to a standoff with FIFA, which already has appointed an emergency management committee to lead the Haitian Football Association […]

7 months ago

FILE - Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers walks off the field after an NFL football game against the ...

Associated Press

Rodgers says decision on future will come ‘soon enough’

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers says he will make a decision on his future “soon enough” as the four-time MVP quarterback ponders whether to play next season and if his future remains with the Green Bay Packers. Rodgers, 39, discussed his future while speaking on an episode of the “Aubrey Marcus Podcast” that […]

7 months ago

Danault’s overtime goal gives Kings 5-4 win over Red Wings