Lucky Luc scores in OT

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Luc Robitaille capped a frantic come-from-behind victory with a power-play goal in overtime for the Los Angeles Kings over the Detroit Red Wings, 3-2, at the Joe Louis Arena.

Robitaille was knocked on his back by Detroit's Igor Larionov trying to control the puck in the right circle. Lying on his back Robitaille swept the puck backward and past goaltender Chris Osgood for his 31st goal at 1:57 of overtime.

"I didn't have much time to think," said Robitaille, who is having one of his best seasons in recent years. "I just wanted to put the puck back on the net. Most of the time when that happens, the goaltender is out of position, too. That's what happened. It was really exciting."

The Kings outshot the Red Wings 40-26 in the victory that is just what Los Angeles needed in the fight for post-season play. Currently Kings trail the Edmonton Oilers by three points for the last playoff spot in the Western Conference.

"We looked at the standings before," said Robitaille. "With all the bad games we've played, we're only five games out of the playoffs."

Detroit's unbeaten streak ended at seven games. The Red Wings had a two-goal lead going in the third period, but couldn't hold off the Kings.

"Obviously, we didn't play well enough to win this game," Detroit forward Martin Lapointe said. "We were leading 2-0. We could have buried them, but we didn't. We have to take the blame for that."

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