By Dave Hart
Red Wings 5, Predators 4 (OT) – The Detroit Red Wings overcame a two-goal deficit midway through the third period to defeat the Nashville Predators in overtime on Saturday night.
Gustav Nyquist clinched the victory with the game-winning goal at the 1:41 mark of overtime.
Detroit goaltender Petr Mrazek picked up the overtime win, stopping 28 of 32 shots.
The Red Wings are now 15-8-4 on the season, good for 34 points and second place in the Atlantic Division.
Detroit will head to Washington to take on the Capitals on Tuesday.
Record: 15-8-4 34 pts
2nd Place in Atlantic Division (7 pts behind Montreal)
Tied for 4th Place in Eastern Conference (7 pts behind Montreal)
5 pts ahead of New Jersey and Boston for the last playoff spot
Magic # to clinch 25th straight playoff berth: 108 pts
Magic # to clinch Atlantic Division title: 116 pts
Magic # to clinch Eastern Conference: 119 pts
Next Game: 12/08/2015 @ Washington Capitals 7:30 p.m. @ Verizon Center
Stats: Goals- Justin Abdelkader (9), Dylan Larkin (11), Gustav Nyquist (10), Brad Richards (1), Tomas Tatar (10). Assists- Pavel Datsyuk (4), Jonathan Ericsson (4), Mike Green (10), Niklas Kronwall (9), Larkin (10), Nyquist (9), Tatar (11), Henrik Zetterberg (17). Goaltender- Petr Mrazek W (8-4-3) 28 saves on 32 shots.