Howard stops 51 shots, Red Wings edge Kings 2-1

LOS ANGELES – Rookie Jimmy Howard made 27 of his career-high 51 saves in the second period, Darren Helm scored with 18 seconds left in the third period, and Dan Cleary scored in the
final second of the first to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night.

Howard stopped the first 51 shots he faced before Ryan Smyth tied it on the Kings' final drive with 4:22 left. Smyth's power-play tally extended his goal streak to four games.