By Dave Hart

Penguins 6, Red Wings 3 – The Pittsburgh Penguins cruised to victory over the Red Wings on Thursday night.

LSJ Logo incertPhil Kessel led the Penguins with two goals, while Matt Cullen and Sidney Crosby each scored a goal and picked up an assist. Patric Hornqvist and Chris Kunitz chipped in with two assists each.

The Red Wings’ goals were scored by Tomas Jurco, Dylan Larkin and Henrik Zetterberg.

Detroit’s goaltender Petr Mrazek struggled in net, allowing five goals on 32 shots.Eye on the D

The Red Wings are now 29-20-9 on the season, good for 67 points and third place in the Atlantic Division. They are four points ahead of New Jersey for the final playoff spot.

Detroit will continue its road trip on Saturday night against the Ottawa Senators.

Record: 29-20-9   67 pts

3rd Place in Atlantic Division (6 pts behind Florida)

Tied for 5th Place in Eastern Conference (21 pts behind Washington)

2 pts ahead of New Jersey for the last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch 25th straight playoff berth: 47 pts

Magic # to clinch Atlantic Division title: 55 pts

Magic # to clinch Eastern Conference: 74 pts

Next Game: 02/20/2016 @ Ottawa Senators 7:00 p.m. @ Canadian Tire Centre

Stats: Goals- Tomas Jurco (4), Dylan Larkin (19), Henrik Zetterberg (12). Assists- Justin Abdelkader (18), Andreas Athanasiou (3), Pavel Datsyuk (23), Luke Glendening (9), Gustav Nyquist (18), Kyle Quincey (6). Goaltender- Petr Mrazek L (22-11-5) 27 saves on 32 shots, Jimmy Howard 6 saves on 6 shots.