Detroit sports glance: Muskegon’s Abdelkader nets game-winning goal for Red Wings

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Red Wings 2, Sharks 1 – Muskegon native Justin Abdelkader’s third period goal pushed the Red Wings over the San Jose Sharks late Thursday night.

LSJ Logo incertAbdelkader scored his 13th goal of the season with just under seven minutes left in the third period.

Danny DeKeyser also netted a goal for the Red Wings, who are currently on a three-game winning streak.

Detroit goaltender Petr Mrazek earned the victory, stopping 35 of 36 shots.

The Red Wings are now 21-13-7 on the season, good for 49 points and a second place tie in the Atlantic Division.Eye on the D

Detroit will continue its west coast trip Sunday against the Anaheim Ducks.

Record: 21-13-7   49 pts

Tied for 2nd Place in Atlantic Division (5 pts behind Florida)

Tied for 3rd Place in Eastern Conference (14 pts behind Washington)

5 pts ahead of Ottawa for the last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch 25th straight playoff berth: 79 pts

Magic # to clinch Atlantic Division title: 88 pts

Magic # to clinch Eastern Conference: 99 pts

Next Game: 01/10/2016 @ Anaheim Ducks 8:00 p.m. @ Honda Center

Stats: Goals- Danny DeKeyser (3), Justin Abdelkader (13). Assists- Pavel Datsyuk (11), Jonathan Ericsson (5), Dylan Larkin (14), Henrik Zetterberg (23). Goaltender- Petr Mrazek W (14-8-3) 35 saves on 36 shots 2nd shutout of season.

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