Detroit sports glance: Red Wings and Pistons end four-game losing streaks

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Red Wings 2, Sabres 1 (SO) – The Red Wings snapped their four-game losing streak with a shootout win over the Buffalo Sabres on the road Wednesday night.

LSJ Logo incertDetroit outscored the Sabres 2-1 in the shootout period on goals from Gustav Nyquist and former Sabre Thomas Vanek.

Red Wings’ goaltender Jimmy Howard picked up an impressive win, stopping 32 of 33 shots in regulation and overtime.

Nyquist opened the scoring at the 16 minute mark of the second period to give the Red Wings a 1-0 advantage after two periods.Eye on the D

The Sabres tied the game 1-1 on a goal from Brian Gionta 1:42 into the third period to force overtime before heading into a three-round shootout.

The Red Wings are now 9-10-1 on the season, good for 19 points and a seventh place tie in the Atlantic Division.

Detroit will look to start a long winning streak on Friday on the road against the New Jersey Devils.

 

Record: 9-10-1   19 pts

Tied 7th Place in Atlantic Division (11 points behind first place Montreal)

Tied for 14th Place in Eastern Conference (11 points behind Montreal)

4 points behind New Jersey and Columbus for the last playoff spot

Magic # of pts to clinch a playoff berth: 131 pts

Magic # of pts to clinch a regular season Atlantic Division title: 136 pts

Magic # of pts to clinch a regular season Eastern Conference title: 136 pts

Next Game: 11/25/2016 @ New Jersey Devils 7:30 p.m. @ Prudential Center

Stats: Goals- Gustav Nyquist (4).   Assists- Thomas Vanek (5), Ryan Sproul (4). Goalie- Jimmy Howard W (5-5-0) 32 saves on 33 shots.

 

Pistons 107, Heat 84 – The Pistons snapped their four-game losing streak with a convincing win over the Miami Heat on Wednesday night.

Detroit jumped out to a 28-16 lead after the first quarter, led 56-42 at halftime and entered the fourth quarter with an 86-64 advantage.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope led the Pistons with 22 points while Andre Drummond contributed with 18 points and 15 rebounds. Tobias Harris added 17 points for Detroit and Beno Udrih chipped in with 12 points off the bench.

The Heat were led by Tyler Johnson and James Johnson with 17 and 15 points, respectively.

The Pistons will look to start a winning streak on Friday night against the Los Angeles Clippers.

 

Record: 7-9

Tied for 4th Place in Central Division (5.5 games behind first place Cleveland)

Tied for 9th Place in Eastern Conference (5.5 games behind first place Cleveland)

1/2 game behind Milwaukee for the last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 69

Magic # to clinch a Central Division title: 74

Magic # to clinch a regular season Eastern Conference title: 74

Next Game: 11/25/2016 vs Los Angeles Clippers 7:30 p.m. @ Palace of Auburn Hills

Stats: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 22 points, Andre Drummond 18 points 15 rebounds 4 blocks, Tobias Harris 17 points, Beno Udrih 12 points, Jon Leuer 11 points.

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