January 12, 2014 11:35 am

The view from Detroit

DETROIT FREE PRESS

Helene St. James: With goal, assist, Red Wings’ Tomas Tatar dedicates game to deceased dad

“Tomas Tatar had an emotional night, Jimmy Howard an encouraging one.

Tatar scored the game-winning goal as the Detroit Red Wings bested the Los Angeles Kings, 3-1, Saturday at Staples Center. He played despite just having lost his father, Jan.”

MLIVE.COM

Ansar Khan: Red Wings’ Jimmy Howard comes up big against Kings, still searching for consistency

“Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard has experienced big performance swings since returning from his knee injury.

He’s struggled in a couple of games, and he’s been tremendous in two games, including Saturday’s 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings at the Staples Center.”

THE DETROIT NEWS

Ted Kulfan: With heavy heart, Tomas Tatar leads Wings to victory over Kings

“Tomas Tatar is becoming an offensive force for the Red Wings and doing it under trying circumstances.

Tatar scored a goal for the third consecutive game in the third period Saturday, breaking a tie and helping lift the Red Wings to a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings.

This, just one day after Tatar suffered the loss of his father Jan, 60, who died Friday in Slovakia.”

WINGING IT IN MOTOWN

Graham Hathway: We Love You Tomas: Red Wings 3 – Kings 1

“Grit, heart, courage, desire.

These are wonderful things to have as a hockey player. I like stats as much as the next guy, but every once in a while, intangibles become things that make the difference in a hockey game.

That and kick-ass goaltending.

The Red Wings went into LA tonight still licking their wounds after a thorough trouncing at the hands of the Sharks on Thursday night. I don’t think too many people foresaw a victory in the Wings’ future, but Jimmy Howard made sure that the Wings were going to at least have a chance. His 44 saves (should have been 45 if the correct goaltender interference call had been made) were the difference as the Wings beat the Kings 3-1.”

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