Allison, Kings rally to tie Red Wings

DETROIT (AP) -- The Los Angeles Kings got their second good
bounce of the night and got a point because of it.

Jason Allison scored midway through the third period to lift Los
Angeles to a 3-3 tie with the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night.

Allison's shot from the slot deflected in off the stick of Red
Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom 9:35 into the third period.

"It was important for us to start this road trip on the right
note,'' said Kings goaltender Felix Potvin, who made 25 saves as
Los Angeles began a five-game road trip.

Lubomir Visnovsky and Mathieu Schneider also scored for the
Kings, who tied Vancouver on Saturday.

Sergei Fedorov, Pavel Datsyuk and Tomas Holmstrom had the goals
for Detroit, the defending Stanley Cup champions.

Allison's goal came after Fedorov gave Detroit a 3-2 lead at
6:26 of the third period with a slap shot from the high slot.

As with many NHL games this season with the crackdown on
obstruction calls, the high number of penalties called was a
popular subject after the game. There were 18 total penalties
called: 10 to Detroit and eight to Los Angeles.

"I don't think the referees understand the rules,'' said Brett
Hull, who got a penalty that he disagreed with for the second
straight game. "The rules are meant to stop obstruction between
the blue lines in the neutral zone, and they don't call that.''

Los Angeles coach Andy Murray said that that's the way the game
is today.

"When you check the scoresheet after every game, there's
nine-10 power plays for each team,'' Murray said.

Schneider gave the Kings a 2-1 lead 4:18 into the second with a
power-play goal. He took a pass into the high slot, skated in, made
a move and beat Curtis Joseph with a backhander.

Detroit tied it 2-2 with 7:28 left in the period when Datsyuk
skated across the slot and put a backhander over Felix Potvin.

Los Angeles opened the scoring with a power-play goal by
Visnovsky 8:33 into the opening period. His shot from the top of
the right circle deflected off a skate and beat Joseph to the far

Detroit tied it with a power-play goal of its own at 12:07 when
Holmstrom jammed in a rebound from the crease on his third attempt.

"The game was like two sides of a game,'' Detroit's Igor
Larionov said. "Part of it. we played well and part of it, we
didn't play well at all.''

Game notes
Red Wing rookie forward Henrik Zetterberg left after the
first period with a pulled groin. He is day-to-day and will be
re-evaluated Thursday ... Kings forward Ziggy Palffy returned to
the lineup after missing three games with a strained groin. ...
Hull got his 1,250th career point when he assisted on Datsyuk's
goal in the second period. ... Wednesday was Potvin's 100th game as
a member of the Kings. ... Scratched for Los Angeles were: LW Ken
Belanger, C Derek Armstrong and D Chris McAlpine. Scratched for
Detroit were: C Jason Williams and D Dmitri Bykov (shoulder).shoulder