By Dave Hart
Penguins 6, Red Wings 3 – The Pittsburgh Penguins cruised to victory over the Red Wings on Thursday night.
The Red Wings’ goals were scored by Tomas Jurco, Dylan Larkin and Henrik Zetterberg.
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.