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Kings, Red Wings Fight to a Draw

October 24, 2002

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DETROIT (AP) _ Jason Allison scored midway through the third period to lift the Los Angeles Kings to a 3-3 tie with the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night.

Lubomir Visnovsky and Mathieu Schneider also scored for the Kings, who tied Vancouver on Saturday.

Sergei Fedorov, Pavel Datsyuk and Tomas Holmstrom had the goals for Detroit, the defending Stanley Cup champions.

Allison’s shot from the slot deflected in off the stick of Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom 9:35 into the third period.

The goal came after Fedorov gave Detroit a 3-2 lead at 6:26 of the third period with a slap shot from the high slot.

Schneider gave the Kings a 2-1 lead 4:18 into the second with a power-play goal. He took a pass into the high slot, skated in, made a move and beat Curtis Joseph with a backhander.

Detroit tied it 2-2 with 7:28 left in the period when Datsyuk skated across the slot and put a backhander over Felix Potvin.

Los Angeles opened the scoring with a power-play goal by Visnovsky 8:33 into the opening period. His shot from the top of the right circle deflected off a skate and beat Joseph to the far side.

Detroit tied it with a power-play goal of its own at 12:07 when Holmstrom jammed in a rebound from the crease on his third attempt.

Notes: Kings forward Ziggy Palffy returned to the lineup after missing three games with a strained groin. ... Detroit’s Brett Hull got his 1,250th career point when he assisted on Datsyuk’s goal in the second period. ... Wednesday was Potvin’s 100th game as a member of the Kings. ... Scratched for Los Angeles were: LW Ken Belanger, C Derek Armstrong and D Chris McAlpine. Scratched for Detroit were: C Jason Williams and D Dmitri Bykov.

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