But for one ill-advised pass in the defensive zone, the Kings would be celebrating a huge, huge victory right now. Denis Gauthier made a play that he will regret for a long time, and the Kings earned a solid point but lost a chance for a lot more, from a confidence standpoint.
— Gauthier’s mistake cost the Kings late, but don’t forget Raitis Ivanans’ awful hook that gave Detroit a 5-on-3 power play and led to the goal that tied the game 2-2.
— How good were Drew Doughty and Kyle Quincey tonight? Quincey probably played his best game as a King, and he’s been pretty good to begin with. Doughty made a couple outstanding defensive plays to prevent scoring chances.
— The Kings were outshot 37-19, almost doubled up. That’s Detroit hockey, and it broke a three-game stretch in which the Kings outshot their opponents.
— Dustin Brown recorded six hits.
— Patrick O’Sullivan played more than 18 minutes but didn’t record a shot on goal.
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