Red Wings 3, Kings 1
Dec. 11, 1999
DETROIT (AP) _ Steve Yzerman scored two goals and Manny Legace won his second straight start in the Detroit net as the Red Wings beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-1 Friday night.
Vyacheslav Kozlov also scored for the Red Wings, who have won four of their last five and six of eight.
Glen Murray had the lone goal for the Kings, who lost for the first time in their last five games (2-1-2).
Legace, claimed off waivers from Vancouver last month, was recalled by the Red Wings on Dec. 2 when Ken Wregget struggled backing up regular Chris Osgood, who's out with a broken right hand.
Legace beat Nashville in his first Detroit start Wednesday and stopped 26 shots against the Kings, with whom he made his NHL debut last season.
The only shot that got past Legace was a power-play goal from Murray that gave the Kings a brief 1-1 tie 4:05 into the second period. Murray got control of a pass from Bryan Smolinski that went through his skates and fired a pointblank shot past Legace.
But Yzerman answered with his second goal just 47 seconds later to put Detroit ahead for good. His shot from the left circle deflected off the sticks of two Kings defensemen before passing Kings goalie Jamie Storr, who had 30 saves.
Kozlov added an insurance goal on a power play with 3:11 left in the third when his shot from Storr's right deflected in through the goalie's legs.
Yzerman scored the only goal of the first period when he poked the rebound of Nicklas Lidstrom's shot away from Storr and flicked it in the net at 3:27.