Wings Bests Struggling Kings 6-2
Sabres score late to top Islanders, Blackhawks skate past Predators
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 20, 2007 12:51 AM CST
Detroit Red Wings' Niklas Kronwall (55) of Sweden looks to pass to Johan Franzen (93) of Sweden during the first period of their NHL hockey game against Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007 in...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Red Wings improved their league-best point total to 53 with a 6-2 win over the Kings, who have the league’s worst record. Niklas Kronwall tallied four assists in the win and Henrik Zetterberg and Dan Cleary each had a goal and an assist for Detroit. Dominick Hasek stopped 18 shots to earn the victory, reports the AP. Elsewhere in the NHL:

  • Maxim Afinogenov’s goal with 2:17 left in the third period gave the Sabres a 2-1 win over the Islanders at the Nassau Coliseum. Ryan Miller had 42 saves to lead the way for Buffalo.
  • The Predators dropped their fifth straight contest, losing 5-2 to the Blackhawks. Robert Lang and Patrick Sharp each had two goals for Chicago.