Detroit sports glance: Red Wings return home, lose to Philadelphia Flyers in shootout

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Flyers 2, Red Wings 1 (shootout) – Jakub Voracek’s shootout goal during the third round gave the edge to the Philadelphia Flyers over the Red Wings on Sunday night.

LSJ Logo incertThe Flyers outscored Detroit 2-1 during the shootout with goals from Voracek and Claude Giroux, while the Red Wings lone strike came from Pavel Datsyuk.

The Red Wings’ defenseman Niklas Kronwall scored the lone goal in regulation for Detroit. Jonathan Ericsson and Datsyuk were credited with assists on the tally.

Detroit goaltender Petr Mrazek lost in the shootout after stopping 30 of 31 shots during regulation and overtime.Eye on the D

The Red Wings are now 23-14-8 on the season, good for 54 points and second place in the Atlantic Division.

Detroit will remain home to host the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night.

Record: 23-14-8   54 pts

2nd Place in Atlantic Division (3 pts behind Florida)

Tied for 3rd Place in Eastern Conference (17 pts behind Washington)

5 pts ahead of Pittsburgh and New Jersey for the last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch 25th straight playoff berth: 73 pts

Magic # to clinch Atlantic Division title: 78 pts

Magic # to clinch Eastern Conference: 92 pts

Next Game: 01/20/2016 vs. St. Louis Blues 8:00 p.m. @ Joe Louis Arena

Stats: Goals- Niklas Kronwall (3). Assists-Jonathan Ericsson (6) Pavel Datsyuk (16). Goaltender- Petr Mrazek SOL (16-8-4) 30 saves on 31 shots.

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