Detroit sports glance: Zetterberg scores goal 300 in Red Wings victory; Pistons open road trip with win over Phoenix

By Dave Hart

Red Wings 2, Maple Leafs 1 (OT) –Henrik Zetterberg notched his 300th career goal as the Red Wings defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs in overtime on Friday night.

LSJ Logo incertZetterberg’s goal gave Detroit a 1-0 lead after the first period. He becomes the eighth Red Wing to score 300 goals.

The Maple Leafs tied the game with 1:02 left in regulation on a goal from Dion Phaneuf.

Jakub Kindl scored the game-winning goal 2:17 into overtime.

Justin Abdelkader, Dylan Larkin, Teemu Pulkkinen and Tomas Tatar each picked up assists forEye on the D the Red Wings.

Detroit’s goaltender Petr Mrazek had a strong performance in net, stopping 32 of 33 shots.

The Red Wings are now 7-5-1 on the season, good for 15 points and fourth place in the Atlantic Division.

Detroit will head back home to take on the Dallas Stars on Sunday.

Record: 7-5-1   15 pts

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

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

Tied with New Jersey for the last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch 25th straight playoff berth: 139 pts

Magic # to clinch Atlantic Division title: 145 pts

Magic # to clinch Eastern Conference: 145 pts

Next Game: 11/08/2015 vs Dallas Stars 3:00 p.m. @ Joe Louis Arena

Stats: Goals- Henrik Zetterberg (4), Jakub Kindl (2).   Assists- Justin Abdelkader (3), Dylan Larkin (6), Teemu Pulkkinen (3), Tomas Tatar (6).   Goaltender- Petr Mrazek W (4-3-0) 32 saves on 33 shots.

Pistons 100, Suns 82 – The Detroit Pistons opened their six-game road trip with a victory over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night.

The Pistons saved their best for last, scoring 33 fourth quarter points.

Reggie Jackson led the Pistons with 23 points and seven assists, while Marcus Morris scored 20 points against his former squad.

Andre Drummond led Detroit with 17 rebounds and added 12 points.

Detroit is now 4-1 on the season, good for second place in the Central Division behind the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Pistons will continue their western trip on Sunday night against the Portland Trailblazers.

Record: 4-1

2nd Place in Central Division (1/2 game behind Cleveland)

4th Place in Eastern Conference (1 game behind Atlanta)

1.5 games ahead of Milwaukee for the last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch a playoff berth: 76

Magic # to clinch Central Division title: 78

Magic # to clinch Eastern Conference title: 78

Next Game: 11/08/2015 @ Portland Trailblazers 9:00 p.m. @ Moda Center

Stats: Reggie Jackson 23 points 7 assists, Marcus Morris 20 points, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 18 points, Andre Drummond 12 points 17 rebounds.

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