By Dave Hart
Pistons 106, Hawks 94 – The Pistons opened the 2015-16 season win a road victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.
All five members of Detroit’s starting lineup scored at least 15 points.
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.