It has become an all too familiar theme this month for the Detroit Red Wings.
After holding the Los Angeles Kings scoreless for 50 minutes, the Wings allowed two goals in a span of 4:46 in the third period to result in a 2-1 loss to the Kings.
The Wings now have a 2-5-2 record in one-goal games.
"We built on our last game there with a lot of movement, a lot of shots," Red Wings' captain Henrik Zetterberg said. "Only thing we didn't have is goals."
The wings opened the scoring at 9:42 of the first after Kyle Quincey took advantage of a misplay by Kings' netminder Jonathan Bernier. Quincey would send a slap shot in off of Bernier's helmet for his first goal of the season.
Jimmy Howard kept the Kings off the board throughout the first and second period, especially during a long 5-on-3 in the second period.
The Kings finally solved Howard at 10:26 of the third when Jeff Carter tipped a shot from Mike Richards past Howard to tie the game.
Anze Kopitar scored the game-winner at 15:12 after taking a feed from Dwight King and beating Howard with a wrister.
The Wings were unable to solve Bernier for the rest of the game, as he would finish with 32 saves. Howard finished with 27 stops.
"I've got to give us a chance to win, but it wasn't enough," Howard said. "We were playing a great road game there. We were just grinding it out and making smart plays. (But it) doesn't matter who you play, you can't be giving up three 5-on-3s."
- LAK Jonathan Bernier (W, 32 saves, .970 save percentage)
- LAK Anze Kopitar (GW goal, assist)
- DET Niklas Kronwall (27:57 TOI)