Brad Richardson scored with 7:57 left to break a tie, capping Los Angeles' rally from a two-goal deficit and lifting the Kings to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night.
The win put Los Angeles in a tie for sixth place in the Western Conference and moved the Kings three points ahead of eighth-place Detroit.
Anze Kopitar had a goal and two assists for the Kings and Peter Harrold also scored. Wayne Simmonds had two assists and Jonathan Quick made 31 saves.
Valtterri Filppula and Todd Bertuzzi scored for Detroit. Jimmy Howard stopped 30 shots.
Richardson tipped in his seventh goal of the season on Scott Parse's cross-crease pass for the winner.
Harrold tied it 2-all 6:27 into the third period with a wrist shot from the slot. It was Harrold's first goal.
Kopitar put Los Angeles on the board 1:55 into the second period when he put a loose puck in the crease into an empty net for his 20th goal. The goal was the result of Detroit defenseman Jonathan Ericsson's giveaway in his own zone.
Filppula opened the scoring 5:29 into the game with his fifth goal. He took a pass from Dan Cleary in the high slot, skated to the bottom of the left circle and beat Quick high on the short side.
Bertuzzi made it 2-0 about 2 minutes later with a 5-on-3 power-play goal. Brian Rafalski's shot from the point deflected in off Bertuzzi's leg for his 15th goal. It was originally credited to Rafalski but changed before the end of the period.
NOTES: Detroit C Kris Draper, a Canadian, lost a bet to American teammate, D Brett Lebda, on the world junior championships in which the U.S. defeated Canada in overtime in the gold medal game earlier this month. Draper paid up during Saturday's morning skate when he wore a customized Team USA jersey with Draper's name on the back and his No. 33. ... Los Angeles D Jack Johnson was born in Ann Arbor and played at the University of Michigan, and Kings' D Matt Greene is a native of Grand Ledge, Mich. ... Detroit surrendered a two-goal lead for the third time in four games.
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