By Dave Hart
Red Wings 4, Oilers 3 (OT)-Niklas Kronwall’s game-winning goal 26 seconds into overtime lifted the Red Wings over the Edmonton Oilers on Friday nIght.
Detroit’s goaltender Jimmy Howard picked up the overtime victory stopping 21 of 24 shots.
Detroit will remain at home to host the Florida Panthers on Sunday afternoon.
Record: 12-8-3 27 pts
Tied for 3rd Place in Atlantic Division (11 pts behind Montreal)
Tied for 5th Place in Eastern Conference (11 pts behind Montreal)
2 pts ahead of Tampa Bay for the last playoff spot
Magic # to clinch 25th straight playoff berth: 118 pts
Magic # to clinch Atlantic Division title: 128 pts
Magic # to clinch Eastern Conference: 128 pts
Next Game: 11/29/2015 vs Florida Panthers 2:00 p.m. @ Joe Louis Arena
Stats: Goals- Niklas Kronwall (1), Dylan Larkin (9), Gustav Nyquist (8), Tomas Tatar (8). Assists- Larkin (8), Nyquist (6), Tatar (9), Henrik Zetterberg 2 (16), Jonathan Ericsson (1), Mike Green (7). Goaltender- Jimmy Howard W (6-4-1) 21 saves on 24 shots.
Thunder 103, Pistons 87– The Oklahoma City Thunder erased a seven-point halftime deficit and defeated the Pistons by 16 points on Friday night.
The Thunder outscored the Pistons 28-16 in the third quarter and 27-16 during the fourth.
The Pistons were led in a losing effort by Marcus Morris with 17 points, while Andre Drummond and Reggie Jackson each had 15 points.
The Pistons are now 8-8 on the season, good for fourth place in the Central Division.
Detroit will stay on the road and face the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday evening.
4th Place in Central Division (4 games behind Cleveland)
Tied for 9th Place in Eastern Conference (4 games behind Cleveland)
1 game behind Charlotte and Boston for the last playoff spot
Magic # to clinch a playoff berth: 68
Magic # to clinch Central Division title: 71
Magic # to clinch Eastern Conference title: 71
Next Game: 11/29/2015 @ Brooklyn Nets 6:00 p.m. @ Barclays Center
Stats: Andre Drummond 15 points 7 rebounds, Reggie Jackson 15 points, Marcus Morris 17 points, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 11 points.