Detroit sports glance: Red Wings skate past Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1; Indiana Pacers hand Pistons first loss

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Red Wings 2, Senators 1 –Dylan Larkin’s game-winning goal at 5:54 of the third period propelled the Red Wings over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night.

LSJ Logo incertLarkin’s goal broke a 1-1 tie early in the third period.

Riley Sheahan added a goal for the Red Wings, while Justin Abdelkader, Jakub Kindl, Danny DeKeyser and Tomas Tatar each picked up an assist.

Detroit’s goaltender Jimmy Howard played solid in net, stopping 29-of-30 shots.

The Red Wings are now 6-5-1 on the season, good for 13 points and a fourth place tie in the Atlantic Division.Eye on the D

Detroit will travel to take on the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday night.

Record: 6-5-1   13 pts

Tied for 4th Place in Atlantic Division (10 pts behind Montreal)

Tied for 8th Place in Eastern Conference (10 pts behind Montreal)

Tied with Boston for the last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch 25th straight playoff berth: 141 pts

Magic # to clinch Atlantic Division title: 147 pts

Magic # to clinch Eastern Conference: 147 pts

Next Game: 11/06/2015 @ Toronto Maple Leafs 7:00 p.m. @ Air Canada Centre

Stats: Goals- Riley Sheahan (2), Dylan Larkin (4).  Assists- Jakub Kindl (2), Tomas Tatar (5), Danny DeKeyser (2), Justin Abdelkader (2). Goaltender- Jimmy Howard W (3-2-1) 29 saves on 30 shots.

 

Pacers 94, Pistons 82 – Indiana Pacers handed the Pistons their first loss of the season on Tuesday night.

The Pacers wiped out a six-point early second quarter deficit going on a 20-2 run.

The Pistons struggled taking care of the ball committing 23 turnovers and only scoring two points from their bench.

Andre Drummond led the Pistons with 25 points and a career-high 29 rebounds, while Reggie Jackson had 20 points.

Detroit is now 3-1 on the season, good for a first place tie in the Central Division.

The Pistons will head out west to start a six-game road trip starting Friday night against the Phoenix Suns.

Record: 3-1

Tied for 1st Place in Central Division

Tied for 3rd Place in Eastern Conference (1/2 game behind of Toronto and Atlanta)

1.5 games ahead of Boston for the last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch a playoff berth: 78

Magic # to clinch Central Division title: 79

Magic # to clinch Eastern Conference title: 80

Next Game: 11/06/2015 @ Phoenix Suns 9:30 p.m. @ Talking Stick Resort Arena

Stats: Andre Drummond 25 points 29 rebounds, Reggie Jackson 20 points 6 assists, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope/Ersan Ilyasova 12 points each.

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