Detroit sports glance: Pistons open season with road victory over Atlanta Hawks; Red Wings fall to Carolina Hurricanes

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Pistons 106, Hawks 94 – The Pistons opened the 2015-16 season win a road victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.

LSJ Logo incertKentavious Caldwell-Pope led the Pistons with 21 points, while Andre Drummond added 18 points and 19 rebounds.

All five members of Detroit’s starting lineup scored at least 15 points.

The Pistons are now 1-0 on the season, and will host the Utah Jazz Wednesday night in their home opener.Eye on the D

Record: 1-0

Tied for 1st Place in Central Division

Tied for 1st Place in Eastern Conference

Magic # to clinch a playoff berth: 82

Magic # to clinch Central Division title: 82

Magic # to clinch Eastern Conference title: 82

Next Game: 10/28/2015 vs Utah Jazz 7:30 p.m. @ Palace of Auburn Hills

Stats: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 21 pts, Andre Drummond 18 pts 19 rebs, Marcus Morris 18 pts 10 rebs, Ersan Ilyasova 16 pts, Reggie Jackson 15 pts.

 

Hurricanes 3, Red Wings 1 –Carolina Hurricanes scored a pair of third period goals to defeat the Red Wings on Tuesday night.

Jakub Kindl scored the lone goal for the Red Wings, while Tomas Jurco picked up the lone assist.

Detroit’s goaltender Petr Mrazek took the loss, he stopped 18-of-20 shots.

Detroit is now 4-4-1 on the season, good for nine points and a fourth place tie in the Atlantic Division.

The Red Wings will host the Ottawa Senators on Friday night.

Record: 4-4-1   9 pts

Tied for 4th Place in Atlantic Division (9 pts behind Montreal)

Tied for 8th Place in Eastern Conference (9 pts behind Montreal)

Tied for the last playoff spot with New Jersey and Boston

Magic # to clinch 25th straight playoff berth: 150 pts

Magic # to clinch Atlantic Division title: 156 pts

Magic # to clinch Eastern Conference: 156 pts

Next Game: 10/30/2015 vs Ottawa Senators 7:30 p.m. @ Joe Louis Arena

Stats: Goals- Jakub Kindl (1). Assists- Tomas Jurco (1) Goaltending- Petr Mrazek W (2-3-0) 18 saves on 20 shots.

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