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Rookie Sheahan leads Red Wings past LA Kings 3-1
Phoenix Suns guard Gerald Green (14) goes up to dunk in front of Detroit Pistons forward Josh Smith, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, in Auburn Hills, Mich. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
January 12, 2014, 1:19 am

LOS ANGELES (AP) Riley Sheahan scored his first NHL goal and assisted on Tomas Tatar's tiebreaking goal with 7:54 to play in the Detroit Red Wings' 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night.

Daniel Cleary also scored in the third period, and Jimmy Howard made 44 saves as the Red Wings slowed their recent slump by sending Los Angeles to its seventh loss in nine games.

Drew Doughty scored his first goal in a month during a two-man advantage, but the Kings couldn't score in the final two periods of their third loss in 10 home games.

Jonathan Quick stopped 23 shots, but also gave up a juicy rebound on Sheahan's shot to Tatar, who scored a goal in his third straight game.

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