By Dave Hart
Red Wings 3, Canucks 2 (OT) –Gustav Nyquist’s overtime goal with 1:10 remaining propelled the Red Wings over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night.
The Red Wings, who trailed 2-0 after two periods, scored a pair of third period goals from Teemu Pulkkinen and Tomas Tatar to force overtime.
The Red Wings are now 4-3-1 on the season, good for nine points and a third-place tie in the Atlantic Division.
The Red Wings will return home to play the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night for the third and final time of the regular season.
Record: 4-3-1 9 pts
Tied for 3rd Place in Atlantic Division (9 pts behind Montreal)
Tied for 6th Place in Eastern Conference (9 pts behind Montreal)
Tied for the last playoff spot with New Jersey
Magic # to clinch 25th straight playoff berth: 149 pts
Magic # to clinch Atlantic Division: 156 pts
Magic # to clinch Eastern Conference: 156 pts
Next Game: 10/27/2015 vs. Carolina Hurricanes 7:30 p.m. @ Joe Louis Arena
Stats: Goals- Gustav Nyquist (4), Tomas Tatar (2), Teemu Pulkkinen (4). Assists- Niklas Kronwall (3), Petr Mrazek (1), Brendan Smith (1), Tatar (3), Henrik Zetterberg (9). Goaltending- Petr Mrazek W (2-2-0) 30 saves on 32 shots.