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Red Wings dominate Kings

Dec 18, 2011 - 4:41 AM Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Cory Emmerton scored twice and added an assist while Drew Miller also lit the lamp twice as the Detroit Red Wings routed the Los Angeles Kings, 8-2, at Joe Louis Arena.

Niklas Kronwall, Henrik Zetterberg, Pavel Datsyuk and Brad Stuart also scored for Detroit, which extended its home winning steak to 10 games. It is the Red Wings' first 10-game home win streak since the 2006-2007 season.

Jimmy Howard made 27 saves in the win.

Davis Drewiske and Jarret Stoll scored for the Kings, who have dropped six of their last seven games.

Jonathan Quick started in net for Los Angeles but was pulled in the first period after allowing three goals on seven shots. Jonathan Bernier relieved Quick and stopped 15-of-20 shots.

"I hope it doesn't take a game like this to open some eyes" Kings defenseman Rob Scuderi said. "We got to wake up eventually. There is only so much time left in the season."

Earlier in the day, Darryl Sutter reportedly agreed to become the Los Angeles Kings' next head coach and is likely to be introduced on Tuesday or Wednesday.

The 53-year-old Sutter will replace John Stevens, who Los Angeles general manager Dean Lombardi named interim coach after firing Terry Murray on Monday. The Kings are 1-2 under Stevens.

Detroit jumped out of the gate with three early goals to take control of the game.

The first came just 1:45 into the contest when Miller cleaned up a big rebound in the slot and the Red Wings took a two-goal lead 15 seconds later on Emmerton's redirection of Jonathan Ericsson's shot from the left point.

Kronwall then gave Detroit a 3-0 lead and knocked Quick out of the game at the 8:32 mark with a slap shot from the top of the right circle that blasted under the crossbar and into the top-right corner.

The Kings were able to cut into the lead on a Drewiske wrister from the left circle that ripped past Howard's glove into the far side, but Emmerton gave Detroit a 4-1 lead at the first intermission with a one-timer from the slot that went through the legs of Bernier.

Stoll brought the Kings back within two at the 11:03 mark of the second period by cleaning up a rebound in front of the net.

However, Detroit notched the next two goals on a Zetterberg backhander and a Datsyuk redirection to give the Red Wings a 6-2 advantage after two.

Miller and Stuart completed the rout with third-period goals while Howard stopped all 10 shots he faced in the period to hold off the Kings.

"We came out with good energy. We got that quick goal and another one right away so it put them on their heels, and we just kept rolling from there," Miller said.

Game Notes

The Kings have been held to two goals or less in 11 straight games...Justin Williams and Dustin Penner both assisted on each of the Kings' two goals...Danny Cleary had three assists for Detroit...The Kings went 0-for-4 on the power play, while Detroit converted on 1-of-3 power plays.