Danault scores twice Kings defeat Red Wings 5-3

Phillip Danault scored twice, including the go-ahead goal in the third period, and the Los Angeles Kings finished off a highly successful six-game trip with a 5-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night.

Arthur Kaliyev, Victor Arvidsson and Adrian Kempe also scored for the Kings, who went 4-0-2 on their road swing. Jonathan Quick, who is 6-1 in his last seven games against Detroit, made 22 saves.

Trevor Moore and rookie Austin Strand had two assists apiece. Strand assisted on one goal in his previous 16 career games.

Michael Rasmussen, Tyler Bertuzzi and Joe Veleno scored for Detroit. Alex Nedeljkovic made 40 saves.

DETROIT, MI - FEBRUARY 02: Phillip Danault #24 of the Los Angeles Kings scores a goal on Alex Nedeljkovic #39 of the Detroit Red Wings during the second period of an NHL game at Little Caesars Arena on February 2, 2022 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by

Both teams were playing their final game prior to the All-Star break.

Rasmussen scored his fifth of the season at 17:05 of the first period when he jammed in a rebound of Filip Zadina's shot. Filip Hronek also was credited with an assist.

Danault scored at 12:47 of the second to tie it. He chopped at the puck off a rebound of Strand's shot and it snuck inside the right post. Trevor Moore added an assist.

Kaliyev got his eighth goal late in the period, tapping in a rebound of another shot by Strand from the point. Brendan Lemieux also assisted.

Bertuzzi's 22nd goal tied it 2-all at 8:39 of the third when he tipped in Gustav Lindstrom's shot.

Danault's second goal of the game and 12th of the season came at 12:12 after Moore made a pinpoint pass to him on a 2-on-1.

Arvidsson added an empty-netter before Veleno scored his fourth goal with 46 seconds left. Kempe got an empty-netter in the closing seconds.

NOTES: Kings defenseman Olli Maatta played his 500th career game. … Gemel Smith made his Red Wings debut and had an assist on Veleno’s goal. The forward was claimed off waivers Jan. 19. … Detroit center Dylan Larkin, who assisted on Bertuzzi's goal, has 12 points in his last nine games. ... The Kings shut out the Red Wings 4-0 in their first meeting at Los Angeles on Jan. 8. ... Los Angeles is 18-2-4 when leading after two periods.


Kings: Host the Edmonton Oilers on Feb. 15.

Red Wings: Visit the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday.