Detroit sports glance: Muskegon’s Abdelkader leads Red Wings over Winnipeg

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Red Wings 3, Jets 2 – The Red Wings snapped their three-game losing streak with an important victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night.

LSJ Logo incertMuskegon native Justin Abdelkader notched the game-winning goal for Detroit with 4:36 left in regulation.

Dylan Larkin added his 20th goal of the season for the Red Wings while Jonathan Ericsson chipped in with a tally.

Detroit’s goaltender Petr Mrazek picked up the victory, stopping 23 of 25 shots.Eye on the D

The Jets were led by Marko Dano and Tyler Myers with a goal each.

The Red Wings are now 33-23-11 on the season, good for 77 points and fourth place in the Atlantic Division. They are four points ahead of Philadelphia for the final playoff spot with 15 games remaining.

Detroit will continue its home stand on Saturday afternoon against the New York Rangers.

Record: 33-23-11   77 pts

4th Place in Atlantic Division (7 pts behind Boston)

7th Place in Eastern Conference (26 pts behind Washington)

4 pts ahead of Philadelphia for the last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch 25th straight playoff berth: 32 pts

Magic # to clinch Atlantic Division title: 37 pts

Magic # to clinch Eastern Conference title: 57 pts

Misery # towards elimination from a playoff berth: 35 pts

Misery # towards elimination from Atlantic Division title: 24 pts

Misery # towards elimination from Eastern Conference title: 5 pts

Next Game: 03/12/2016 vs. New York Rangers 2:00 p.m. @ Joe Louis Arena

Stats: Goals- Justin Abdelkader (17), Jonathan Ericsson (3), Dylan Larkin (20). Assists- Abdelkader (19), Darren Helm (11), Niklas Kronwall (17), Tomas Tatar (21), Henrik Zetterberg (30). Goaltender- Petr Mrazek W (25-13-6) 23 saves on 25 shots.

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