The Detroit Red Wings got some important contributions from their lesser-known players while rebounding from a difficult loss. The team's stars, though, have led the way during its recent dominance of the Edmonton Oilers.
In the opener of a four-game trip, the Red Wings will try to record their seventh consecutive win over the struggling Oilers on Monday night.
After giving up two goals in the final minutes in Nashville on Thursday, Detroit bounced back in a big way Saturday with an 8-2 rout of visiting Los Angeles. It was their highest goal total since a 9-1 victory at Columbus on Nov. 11, 2009.
Fourth-line center Cory Emmerton had two goals and an assist to lead the way in the win over the Kings, and third-line winger Drew Miller scored twice. Defenseman Niklas Kronwall added a goal and two assists.
"I think it's huge to get the contribution from everyone," Miller said. "There's going to be nights where our big guys aren't scoring all the time. You count on your third- and fou...