Red Wings move back into pole position for play-off berth.
The Detroit Red Wings moved into eighth place in the Western Conference after their 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night.
In search of extending their post-season streak to 22, Detroit netted the go-ahead goal early in the third period through Jordin Tootoo before Johan Franzen wrapped up proceedings with six minutes remaining.
The win lifted the Red Wings into eighth spot in the West, and having now won their last two games they are just a point ahead of Columbus and one point behind Minnesota, and all three teams have two games remaining in the regular season.
Detroit have been in every NHL post-season since 1991, the longest active run in North American professional sports. Despite moving back into pole position, they still have plenty of work to do in order to clinch a 23rd straight post season berth.