Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Jordin Tootoo and Johan Franzen tallied in the third period to snap a tie and lift Detroit over Los Angeles, 3-1, at Joe Louis Arena.
Pavel Datsyuk also scored with Henrik Zetterberg chipping in two assists for the Red Wings, who vaulted over idle Columbus into eighth place in the Western Conference with 52 points.
Jimmy Howard stopped 23 shots, improving to 3-1-1 in his last five starts.
Kyle Clifford provided the lone offense for the Kings, who have lost two in a row and three of five.
Jonathan Quick played well in defeat, making 33 saves.