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.

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The game hasn't even started yet and Valtteri Filppula is in the lead for player of the game and I have a two hour delay for school tomorrow! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" />

Now that, my friends, is bedazzling. A work of God, you might say. NOW IT'S WIN TIME!

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 1/15/2009 at 10:25 PM

 

I swear those numbers were made up. Filppula at 59% and the other two guys were at 29% and 12%. By my math, that's 100% total. Since those aren't even numbers, it means that at least 100 people have to have voted and all 100 voted for only one of those three players. I call shenanigans.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/15/2009 at 10:32 PM

 

I swear those numbers were made up. Filppula at 59% and the other two guys were at 29% and 12%. By my math, that's 100% total. Since those aren't even numbers, it means that at least 100 people have to have voted and all 100 voted for only one of those three players. I call shenanigans.


But good shenanigans! Well, I suppose he shouldn't really be in the lead, seeing how he hasn't done much.It makes me angry they start voting before the game in the first place. No one predicts the future, so who knows who the player of the game will really be? It's usually just a popularity contest at first. But I probably just stated the obvious.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 1/15/2009 at 10:38 PM

 

Conk-blocked! Holy f*ck, how'd he get that?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/15/2009 at 10:41 PM

 

OHMYGOD, DRAPER AND MALTBY SCORING?!?!?!

I told you some Godly powers were at work!

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 1/15/2009 at 10:48 PM

 

Fourth line goal and some p*ssed off Kings, I'll take it. Babcock's plan must have been to keep Maltby fresh. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" />

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/15/2009 at 10:49 PM

 

Conklin is on fire! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" />

A mastodonic fire. I had to say it once!

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 1/15/2009 at 10:53 PM

 

A mastodonic fire. I had to say it once!


I think I'm going to try to save my one use for something ridiculous. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" />

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/15/2009 at 11:04 PM

 

Mule on a set of great passes. As Mickey would say, "Kids, that's why you keep your stick on the ice."

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/15/2009 at 11:07 PM

 

It's hard to not say something ridiculous when using that phrase unless you are actually talking about Mastodons. You might be able to pull it off with a woolly Mammoth, though.

And now it's two nothing! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" /> Awesome.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 1/15/2009 at 11:08 PM

 

One period down... I say that score is good enough, lets go through the next two periods with no whistles, I've gotta try to go to work in the morning.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/15/2009 at 11:11 PM

 

Unpopular opinion... That was a hit to the shoulder, not from behind.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/15/2009 at 11:34 PM

 

Wow. No Kings playing D there, Mikey was wide open.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/15/2009 at 11:44 PM

 

Hudler gives it to Samuelsson to make it 3 zip <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" />

I'm not quite sure they have a mastodonic lead yet.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 1/15/2009 at 11:44 PM

 

I knew it was cold but I didn't know Hell had frozen over.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/15/2009 at 11:52 PM

 

I keep forgetting it's only the second period. Ay chihuahua. I hate the California games.

Wings get a four minute powerplay.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 1/15/2009 at 11:59 PM

 

I'm off the computer for the night (well, morning, now ): ) but I will still be watching the game.

Let's make this a superly mastodonic game.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 1/16/2009 at 12:16 AM

 

And the Wings hold on for the shutout. Not bad for the second game in a row.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/16/2009 at 12:58 AM

 
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Ty Conklin
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