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Rookie Sheahan scores 1st NHL goal, sets up Tatar's winner in Red Wings' 3-1 win over LA Kings

  • Los Angeles Kings center Colin Fraser, left, and Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith rough each other during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Los Angeles Kings center Colin Fraser, left, and Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith rough each other during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard stops a shot during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard stops a shot during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Detroit Red Wings right wing Patrick Eaves, right, and Los Angeles Kings defenseman Alec Martinez battle for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Detroit Red Wings right wing Patrick Eaves, right, and Los Angeles Kings defenseman Alec Martinez battle for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

Riley Sheahan scored his first NHL goal and assisted on Tomas Tatar's tiebreaking goal with 7:54 to play in the Detroit Red Wings' 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night.

Daniel Cleary also scored in the third period, and Jimmy Howard made 44 saves as the Red Wings slowed their recent slump by sending Los Angeles to its seventh loss in nine games.

Drew Doughty scored his first goal in a month during a two-man advantage, but the Kings couldn't score in the final two periods of their third loss in 10 home games.

Jonathan Quick stopped 23 shots, but also gave up a juicy rebound on Sheahan's shot to Tatar, who scored a goal in his third straight game.