Everything the Red Wings threw at the net seemingly went in on Saturday night against the visiting Los Angeles Kings. Well, not everything, but eight of 27 in the end (and six of their first 10 shots) lit the lamp en route to an 8-2 Wings romp.
Detroit scored twice in the first two minutes of the game, off the sticks of Drew Miller and Cory Emmerton respectively. Both Miller and Emmerton added a second goal to their stat sheets later in the game and were the No. 1 and No. 2 stars of the game.
Henrik Zetterberg put the game away in the second period a minute after the Kings made it 4-2 on a beautiful backhanded shot that snuck between Kings' goalie Jonathan Bernier's left shoulder and the crossbar. It was Zetterberg's fifth straight game with a point.
Datsyuk scored a similarly pretty goal seven minutes later, one-timing a Franzen pass with the backhand just between Bernier's left skate and the post to make it 6-2 after two periods.
The Red Wings netted their 8th goal of the game on the power play midway through the third -- their only power play goal of the game.
Kings' starting goalie Jonathan Quick only lasted eight minutes after allowing three goals on seven shots. Bernier did not fair much better as he gave up five goals on 20 shots. Red Wings' goalie Jimmy Howard stopped 27 of 29 shots and picked up his NHL-leading 19th win. He has won 11 of his last 13 starts.
The Red Wings, who have scored 27 goals in their last five games, now hit the road for four games starting Monday at Edmonton. Puck drops at 9:30 p.m. eastern time.