Detroit sports glance: Red Wings dethrone Los Angeles Kings 3-2; Pistons get road victory over Minnesota Timberwolves

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Red Wings 3, Kings 2-Dylan Larkin’s third goal in three game led the Detroit Red Wings over the Los Angeles Kings on Friday night.

Eye on the DThe Red Wings have gained five out of six possible points over their last three games.

Mike Green scored his first goal as a Red Wing, while Tomas Tatar tallied his sixth goal of the season.

Detroit’s goaltender Petr Mrazek picked up the victory, stopping 35 of 37 shots.

The Red Wings are now 10-8-2 on the season, good for 22 points and third place in the Atlantic Division.

Detroit will take on the St. Louis Blues on the road Saturday night.Eye on the D

Record: 10-8-2   22 pts

3rd Place in Atlantic Division (10 pts behind Montreal)

6th Place in Eastern Conference (10 pts behind Montreal)

1 pt ahead of Tampa Bay for the last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch 25th straight playoff berth: 126 pts

Magic # to clinch Atlantic Division title: 133 pts

Magic # to clinch Eastern Conference: 135 pts

Next Game: 11/21/2015 @ St. Louis Blues 8:00 p.m. @ Scottrade Center

Stats: Goals- Tomas Tatar G (6), Mike Green (1), Dylan Larkin (7). Assists- Justin Abdelkader 2 (6), Henrik Zetterberg 2 (13). Goaltender- Petr Mrazek W (6-4-1) 35 saves on 37 shots.

Pistons 96, Timberwolves 86 – Pistons’ center Andre Drummond picked up his 12th straight double-double in Friday’s win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Drummond led Detroit with 21 points and 11 rebounds, while Reggie Jackson added 18 points and Marcus Morris had 16 points.

Backup center Aaron Baynes grabbed 11 rebounds off the bench.

The Pistons are now 7-5 on the season, good for a third place tie in the Central Division.

Detroit will head back home to take on the Washington Wizards on Saturday night.

Record: 7-5

Tied for 3rd Place in Central Division (2 games behind Cleveland)

Tied for 5th Place in Eastern Conference (2 games behind Cleveland)

.5 game ahead of Washington for the last playoff spot with Indiana

Magic # to clinch a playoff berth: 71

Magic # to clinch Central Division title: 73

Magic # to clinch Eastern Conference title: 73

Next Game: 11/22/2015 vs Washington Wizards 7:30 p.m. @ Palace of Auburn Hills

Stats: Andre Drummond 21 points 11 rebounds, Reggie Jackson 18 points 5 assists, Marcus Morris 16 points 11 rebounds, Stanley Johnson 15 points, Aron Baynes 11 rebounds.

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