Jonathan Ericsson

Kings pull away late to beat the Red Wings

Kings pull away late to beat the Red Wings

No bad vibes needed to be expunged from the building.

After recent years of mostly misery in old Joe Louis Arena, the Kings started fresh Tuesday with their first game at Little Caesars Arena. And they began anew by tapping into their own past glory.

Jonathan Quick was at his unbreakable best with two phenomenal saves in the second period to drive the Kings to a 4-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings. Anze Kopitar matched his season total from last season with his 11th and 12th goals. Dustin Brown got it started with his 10th goal, and Drew Doughty turned in one of his stronger games this season.

“The Joe wasn’t that great for us,” Kopitar said. “We’ve won some big...

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