By Dave Hart
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.
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.
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.