Detroit sports glance: Red Wings score three unanswered goals, clip Nashville Predators in OT

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

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.

LSJ Logo incertThe Red Wings were down 4-2 with under 11 minutes left when Dylan Larkin cut the deficit to 4-3. Justin Abdelkader tied the game with a goal with 2:23 left in regulation.

Gustav Nyquist clinched the victory with the game-winning goal at the 1:41 mark of overtime.

The Red Wings have now earned at least a point in theEye on the D standings in each of the last 10 games.

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.

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