January 19, 2014 11:35 am

The view from Detroit

DETROIT FREE PRESS

Helene St. James: Lucky breaks gives Red Wings important victory

Niklas Kronwall admitted flat-out his goal shouldn’t have counted.

The Detroit Red Wings, though, delightedly counted two more points to their record after topping the Los Angeles Kings, 3-2, in a shootout Saturday at Joe Louis Arena.

Tomas Tatar, in his first game since burying his father, secured the win in the shootout. Kronwall assured the game went to a shootout, scoring with 27 seconds left in regulation. Kronwall’s shot went off a Kings’ stick, soared into the air, hit the netting – at which point play should have been ruled dead – bounced back out, hit Jonathan Quick in the back, and sank into L.A.’s net.

MLive.COM

Ansar Khan: Red Wings beat Kings 3-2 in shootout, after Niklas Kronwall scores in final minute of regulation

The Detroit Red Wings competed hard on Saturday, just as coach Mike Babcock promised they would.

Tomas Tatar scored the lone goal of the shootout to lift the Red Wings to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings at Joe Louis Arena.

Jimmy Howard made 30 saves in regulation and overtime and stopped all three Kings shooters in the shootout. The Red Wings are 2-7 in shootouts this season.

THE DETROIT NEWS

Ted Kulfan: Red Wings get a big bounce from shootout victory over Kings

“It was a few inches from going over the mesh,” said Kronwall, who was unsure the goal was going to count. “But at this stage of the game, where we are in the standings, we’ll take it.

“I don’t think anybody knew where it (the puck) was. The guys were like, ‘Where is it?’ Suddenly it goes off the goalie’s back. It looked fishy.”

PUCK DADDY

Greg Wyshynski: Red Wings’ illegal tying goal latest NHL’s embarrassment, argument for expanded replay

There has to be a breaking point. There has to be a moment when the NHL and the NHLPA come together and agree that in 2014, with high definition video technology and a War Room that’s able to turn around League-sanctioned decisions within 10 minutes time, there has to be a final check-and-balance available on any play that results in a goal being scored or wiped away.

WINGING IT IN MOTOWN

uvgt2bkdnme: Horrible – Kings 2 at Red Wings 3 (SO)

I’m through being a sad little water boy for your sad little blog that I keep writing for and commenting on and willingly doing features and occasional recaps and other stuff too. Seriously, how could you stay awake long enough to watch through that whole BORING hockey game between the Los Angeles Kings and Detroit Red Wings?

*record scratch*

OK, that’s enough. I can’t do this for an entire recap.

I’m still trying to process everything that just took place on my television screen. Not even high definition could prepare me for the turn of events that transpired in the last minute of that third period and overtime.

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