Conklin Blanks Kings for Wings’ Second-Straight Win

Detroit goaltender Ty Conklin stopped all 23 shots he faced Thursday night, leading the Red Wings to a 4-0 win over the Los Angeles Kings.

The Wings’ fourth liners contributed half of their team’s scoring as Kirk Maltby scored the game’s first goal and Kris Draper added the game’s final tally.

“We were able to do some good things, cycle the puck,” Draper said. “It’s nice to be able to chip in. Not every night it’s going to happen, but we have to be a little more consistent. Now, hopefully we have something to build off.”

Maltby, who had sat out the previous game as a healthy scratch, scored at 7:40 of the first period, banging in the rebound from Draper’s wraparound attempt on LA goalie Jonathan Quick.

Draper’s goal also came from the front of the net as she slammed home a pass from Tomas Kopecky with 6:01 left in the second period.

In between those goals, Johan Franzen and Mikael Samuelsson scored for Detroit.

Franzen scored with 3:16 left in the first on a tap-in to the open side of the net on a pass from Henrik Zetterberg with the Red Wings on a power play.

Samuelsson beat Quick on a one-timer from the side of the net at 9:43 of the second period.

With the win, the Red Wings remain unbeaten in regulation through the first three games of their five-game western road trip.

Author: Clark Rasmussen

Clark founded the site that would become DetroitHockey.Net in September of 1996 with no idea what it would lead to. He continues to write for the site and executes the site's design and development.

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