Detroit sports glance: Red Wings win in OT against St. Louis Blues; Washington Wizards stop Drummond and the Pistons

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Red Wings 4, Blues 3 (OT)-Teemu Pulkkinen’s overtime goal with 19 seconds left led the Detroit Red Wings over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night.

LSJ Logo incertDylan Larkin remains hot for the Red Wings, scoring four goals during the last four games.

Pavel Datsyuk and Luke Glendening each scored their first goal of the season for Detroit.

Detroit’s goaltender Jimmy Howard picked up the overtime victory, stopping 30 of 33 shots.

The Red Wings are now 11-8-2 on the season, good for 24 points and third place in the Atlantic Division.

Detroit will host the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night.Eye on the D

Record: 11-8-2   24 pts

3rd Place in Atlantic Division (8 pts behind Montreal)

Tied for 5th Place in Eastern Conference (8 pts behind Montreal and New York Rangers)

3 pts ahead of Boston and New Jersey for the last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch 25th straight playoff berth: 124 pts

Magic # to clinch Atlantic Division title: 131 pts

Magic # to clinch Eastern Conference: 133 pts

Next Game: 11/25/2015 vs Boston Bruins 7:30 p.m. @ Joe Louis Arena

Stats: Goals- Luke Glendening (1), Pavel Datsyuk (1), Dylan Larkin (8), Teemu Pulkkinen (6). Assists- Justin Abdelkader (7), Darren Helm (2), Pulkkinen (4), Brad Richards 2 (4), Brendan Smith (2), Tomas Tatar (8), Henrik Zetterberg (14). Goaltender- Jimmy Howard W (5-4-1) 30 saves on 33 shots.

Wizards 97, Pistons 95– The Washington Wizards contained Andre Drummond and the Pistons on Saturday night in a winning effort.

Drummond fell short of a double-double for Detroit for the first time this season, he had eight points and 13 rebounds.

Reggie Jackson led the Pistons with 20 points, while Marcus Morris and Ersan Ilyasova each added 18 points.

The Pistons are now 7-6 on the season, good for fourth place in the Central Division.

Detroit will travel to take on the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night.

Record: 7-6

4th Place in Central Division (3 games behind Cleveland)

Tied for 10th Place in Eastern Conference (3 games behind Cleveland)

.5 game behind four teams for the last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch a playoff berth: 70

Magic # to clinch Central Division title: 73

Magic # to clinch Eastern Conference title: 73

Next Game: 11/23/2015 @ Milwaukee Bucks 8:00 p.m. @ BMO Bradley Center

Stats: Andre Drummond 13 rebounds, Reggie Jackson 20 points 9 assists, Marcus Morris 18 points 9 rebounds, Ersan Ilyasova 18 points, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 16 points.

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