DETROIT, Michigan -- The Detroit Red Wings had a two-goal lead less than halfway through the first period Saturday night but couldn't hold onto it, dropping a 3-2 decision to the Los Angeles Kings.
The rest of the game would be all Los Angeles, however.
Peter Harrold tied it up at 6:27 of the third, then Brad Richardson put the Kings in front with 7:57 remaining, tipping in a chance from the slot.
The loss leaves the Red Wings three points behind the Kings in the standings and drops them back out of a playoff spot.
Howard made 30 saves on the night, facing 33 Kings chances. Quick stopped 31 of 33 Detroit shots.
The Red Wings went 1-for-3 on the power play while the Kings were scoreless in the same number of chances with the extra attacker.
Notes: Three fans made their way into the Joe Louis Arena rafters over section 124 at the start of the third period. The section was evactuated while security handled the situation.
Credit: Clark Rasmussen