Detroit sports glance: Davis scores 59 points for Pelicans in win over Pistons; Red Wings lose to Rangers in OT

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Rangers 1, Red Wings 0 (OT) – Kevin Klein’s game-winning goal two minutes into overtime led the New York Rangers over the Red Wings on Sunday night.

LSJ Logo incertKlein’s goal was the lone score of the night and was assisted by Kevin Hayes and Chris Kreider.

Detroit’s goaltender Jimmy Howard played tough in net despite losing in overtime, stopping 29 of 30 Ranger shots.

The Red Wings are now 29-20-11 on the season, good for 69 points and fourth place in the Atlantic Division. They are four points ahead of New Jersey for the final playoff spot.Eye on the D

Detroit will head back home to host the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night.

Record: 29-20-11   69 pts

4th Place in Atlantic Division (6 pts behind Florida)

Tied for 6th Place in Eastern Conference (21 pts behind Washington)

4 pts ahead of New Jersey for the last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch 25th straight playoff berth: 43 pts

Magic # to clinch Atlantic Division title: 53 pts

Magic # to clinch Eastern Conference: 72 pts

Next Game: 02/23/2016 vs. Columbus Blue Jackets 7:30 p.m. @ Joe Louis Arena

Stats: Goals- N/A. Assists- N/A Goaltender- Jimmy Howard OTL (7-9-5) 29 saves on 30 shots.

Pelicans 111, Pistons 106 – Anthony Davis scored a Palace record 59 points to lead the New Orleans Pelicans over the Pistons on Sunday afternoon.

Davis, who also grabbed 20 rebounds, was the only Pelican who had double digit scoring figures.

Detroit is now on a five-game losing streak and is two games behind the Chicago Bulls for the final playoff spot with 26 games remaining.

The Pistons were led by Reggie Jackson with 34 points. Andre Drummond picked up a double-double with 21 points and 14 rebounds, while Tobias Harris scored 16 points off the bench.

The Pistons are now 27-29 on the season, good for ninth place in the Eastern Conference.

Detroit will travel to take on the Central Division leading Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night.

Record: 27-29

4th Place in Central Division (14 games behind Cleveland)

9th Place in Eastern Conference (14 games behind Cleveland)

2 games behind Chicago for the last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch a playoff berth: 30

Magic # to clinch Central Division title: 42

Magic # to clinch Eastern Conference title: 42

Next Game: 02/22/2016 @ Cleveland Cavaliers 7:00 p.m. @ Quicken Loans Arena

Stats: Reggie Jackson 34 points, Andre Drummond 21 points 14 rebounds, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 14 points, Tobias Harris 16 points.

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