By Dave Hart

Senators 3, Red Wings 2 (SO) – The Ottawa Senators scored a late third period goal force overtime and pick up a shootout win over the Red Wings on Saturday night.

LSJ Logo incertOttawa’s Dion Phaneuf tied the game at 2-2 with 3:51 left in regulation. The Senators’ Kyle Turris scored the lone shootout goal in the contest.

The Red Wings’ goals were scored by Andreas Athanasiou and Brad Richards.

Detroit’s goaltender Petr Mrazek took the loss in the shootout, stopping 25 of 27 shots.Eye on the D

The Red Wings are now 29-20-10 on the season, good for 68 points and a second place tie in the Atlantic Division. They are three points ahead of New Jersey for the final playoff spot.

Detroit will close its road trip on Sunday night against the New York Rangers.

Record: 29-20-10   68 pts

Tied for 2nd Place in Atlantic Division (7 pts behind Florida)

7th Place in Eastern Conference (23 pts behind Washington)

3 pts ahead of New Jersey for the last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch 25th straight playoff berth: 44 pts

Magic # to clinch Atlantic Division title: 54 pts

Magic # to clinch Eastern Conference: 73 pts

Next Game: 02/21/2016 @ New York Rangers 7:00 p.m. @ Madison Square Garden

Stats: Goals- Andreas Athanasiou (2), Brad Richards (6). Assists- N/A Goaltender- Petr Mrazek SOL (22-11-6) 25 saves on 27 shots.