Red Wings seal win in thriller over the Kings.
A last gasp goal from Jonathan Ericsson sealed a thrilling 3-2 win for the Detroit Red Wings against the Los Angeles Kings at the Joe Louis Arena on Sunday night.
After the Kings struck in the final minute to level the scores, Ericsson stepped up to ensure victory over the defending Stanley Cup champions with just 4.5 seconds remaining.
Goals from Pavel Datsyuk and Damien Brunner for the Red Wings had been cancelled out by Anze Kopitar and Alec Martinez, with the latter tying the scores with 52.8 seconds on the clock.
However, it was Ericsson who had the last word and the defeat leaves the Kings at 3-5-2, tied for the fewest points in the Western Conference.
The Red Wings will also be thankful to goaltender Jimmy Howard, who made 45 saves in total, with 37 of those coming in the first two periods.
The win keeps Detroit in fifth place in the West, and took their winning streak to three games. However, a 3-0 win for the Chicago Blackhawks over the Nashville Predators keeps the Hawks well on top of the Western Conference standings.