D Roberts (2) scored the game winning goal for the Red Wings to increase their unbeaten streak to five games with only ten seconds left to play after Los Angeles came back from a 1-3 deficit starteing at 7:46 into the final period. Jim Watson (1) opened his goalscoring account for Detroit to go with his ten assists on the year with G Jarrett (9) and MacGregor's (3) powerplay goal putting Detroit in control.
The Kings got on the board with goals from Wall (1) in the second period with B Smith (6) and Gray (2) tying the game up late, leaving them with two wins in their last ten outings.
DET Crozier (4-1-0 .935) 22/25, Powerplay 1/1
LAK Rutledge (5-5-1 .894) 26/20, Powerplay 0/0
|Toronto Maple Leafs||16||8||6||2||18|
|Detroit Red Wings||16||8||6||2||18|
|New York Rangers||14||6||7||1||13|
|Minnesota North Stars||13||5||2||6||16|
|St Louis Blues||14||5||5||4||14|
|Los Angeles Kings||16||5||9||2||12|