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DETROIT (AP) — Jimmy Howard spent the third period fending off shot after shot Arizona Coyotes Hoodies Authentic , but the Detroit Red Wings never seemed in much danger of losing.They were already comfortably ahead by that point.“It’s nice to be able to go out there tonight and play with the lead,” Howard said. “We bent but we didn’t break.”Howard made a season-high 42 saves and Dylan Larkin scored his 12th goal of the season to lift Detroit to a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night. Dennis Cholowski and Frans Nielsen also scored for the Red Wings, who improved to 13-6-2 in their last 21 games.Howard came within 6:38 of his first shutout of the season. Then Anze Kopitar scored the only goal for Los Angeles.The Kings outshot Detroit 19-4 in the third period and 43-21 for the game.“Jimmy Howard was my favorite player tonight,” Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. “We didn’t play well enough. They outplayed us, and Jimmy gave us a chance to win the game.”Cholowski opened the scoring for the Red Wings, beating goalie Jonathan Quick high to the short side in the first period. Nielsen made it 2-0 in the second when he collected his own rebound and scored after Quick had slid out of position.“We had a bunch of odd-man rushes when it was still 1-0 and we didn’t finish any of them,” Kopitar said. “If we even get one goal in that stretch, it changes the game. We can’t be satisfied because we got 43 shots. We’ve got to score some goals.”Larkin’s unassisted goal came late in the second. He intercepted an errant pass near the top of the slot and moved to his right to elude a sliding Los Angeles player. Then he was alone against Quick and scored to make it 3-0.“The puck was there. I think I’ve seen (Drew) Doughty slide like that a couple times so I was figuring he was going to do that,” Larkin said. “Just saw it unfold right in front of me. It was a pretty lucky play.”The Kings Arizona Coyotes Hats Authentic , who are tied with Chicago for the fewest points in the NHL, have been shut out only once this season. They spoiled Howard’s bid in the third when Kopitar tapped in a loose puck at the doorstep.“I thought we played hard tonight,” Los Angeles coach Willie Desjardins said. “I thought we had lots of scoring chances and we didn’t capitalize.”The Kings have the fewest goals in the NHL, but they’d scored eight times in their previous two games, and this was their season high in shots. Los Angeles had 40 shots in a 4-3 win over the New York Rangers on Oct. 28.“I thought we sat back a little too much in the third,” Larkin said. “Howie was great all game. I thought he was pretty deserving of a shutout and we got to just battle, we’ve got to play our game in the third.”NOTES: Each team had only one power play and failed to score. … The Kings have not won when trailing after two periods since Jan. 26, when they overcame a 1-0 deficit against Calgary. … It was the fifth goal this season for both Cholowski and Nielsen and the eighth for Kopitar. … Howard’s previous season high was 40 saves on Nov. 6 against Vancouver.UP NEXTKings: Visit Buffalo on Tuesday night.Red Wings: Visit Washington on Tuesday night. WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — After reaching a major milestone Custom Arizona Coyotes Jerseys , Bryan Little was having a hard time wrapping his head around it.Little scored the game-winning goal for his 500th career point and the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Detroit Red Wings 4-2 on Friday night.The 31-year-old Little began his NHL career in 2007-08 with the Atlanta Thrashers, who relocated to Winnipeg in 2011.“Went by fast,” he said. “Trying to think of the years over my career and up to this point and it seemed like it flew by. Hopefully, there’s many more to come.”Kyle Connor had a goal and two assists to lead the Jets. Brandon Tanev and Blake Wheeler also scored for Winnipeg, and Wheeler added an assist.Laurent Brossoit made his 10th start of the season and stopped 33 shots for the Jets (28-14-2), improving to 9-1-1 and tying his career high for starts in a season.“To start, I felt a little bit rusty,” said Brossoit, who last started ahead of Connor Hellebuyck on Dec. 22. “First period was a little sloppy in my eyes www.officialbruinsproonline.com , but second period, third period I definitely settled in and it felt good.”Luke Glendening had a short-handed goal and defenseman Dennis Cholowski scored on the power play for Detroit, which lost its third straight.“We haven’t been where we want to be this year and we’ve still got a long way to go, but we’ll take any building block we can at this point,” Glendening said about the special teams clicking.Jonathan Bernier made 23 saves for the struggling Red Wings (16-23-7), who are 1-7-2 in their last 10 games.Winnipeg scored early and late in the first period to open a 2-0 lead.Tanev got his 10th goal of the season 13 seconds into the first and Wheeler had his pass attempt redirected into the net off the stick of Red Wings veteran Thomas Vanek with two seconds left.“You start the game and you’re down 1-0 before you blink. That’s a hard way. You give away the goal basically,” Detroit coach Jeff Blashill said.Little made it 3-0 at 4:41 of the second with his ninth goal of the season — and 209th of his career — when his shot changed direction after hitting Detroit defenseman Mike Green, who was back after a 13-game absence due to a foot injury.Little, Tanev Boston Bruins T-Shirts Authentic , Connor and Mark Scheifele, who assisted on Wheeler’s goal, all extended their point streaks to four games. Scheifele and Connor each have six points in that span. Little has five points and Tanev four.Detroit got on the scoreboard at 10:03 of the second after Glendening and Filip Hronek went in on Brossoit by themselves. Hronek faked a shot and sent the puck to Glendening, who beat the netminder on the stick side.Brossoit made a key save late in the second, smothering his glove over a puck that was behind him and heading toward the goal line.Cholowski made it 3-2 at 6:50 of the third when Niklas Kronwall fired a pass to him and Brossoit couldn’t slide back in time to stop Cholowski’s shot.“(Kronwall) made a great play by faking a one-timer and the goalie went down, and I don’t think he realized that the puck came over to me,” Cholowski said.“When I got it, I looked up and I saw a lot of net, so I was pretty grateful for that.”The Red Wings went on the power play with eight minutes remaining Boston Bruins Hoodies Authentic , but some blocked shots helped Brossoit and he also made some timely saves to kill off a delay-of-game penalty to Jacob Trouba.Jets coach Paul Maurice continues to be impressed with the way Brossoit is handling his backup duties since he signed as a free agent in the offseason.“You can’t let the demons of how many starts am I getting or how much ice time am I getting affect how you push yourself in practice,” Maurice said.“So he’s been quietly a good leader for our group. He practices really, really hard, so when he gets into that game it’s just a continuation of what he’s doing. I think he’s been just an outstanding acquisition for our team.”Connor scored into an empty net with a minute remaining.UP NEXTRed Wings: Play at Minnesota on Saturday.Jets: Host the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday.