By Dave Hart

Red Wings 5, Predators 3 – The Red Wings picked up their third straight win on Friday night, defeating the Nashville Predators.

LSJ Logo incertDetroit, which is 2-0 at home and 3-2 overall, were led by Gustav Nyquist, who scored the game-winning goal with 9:33 left in regulation. He also picked up an assist.

The game was scoreless after the first period.

Both teams exchanged two goals during the second as Muskegon native Justin Abdelkader opened the scoring at the 5:17 mark of the period and Drew Miller tied the game 2-2 with 40 seconds left in the middle stanza.

The Red Wings outscored Nashville by a 3-2 margin during the final period. Tomas Tatar, Nyquist and Darren Helm each scored goals for Detroit.Eye on the D

Detroit’s goaltender Petr Mrazek picked up the win, stopping 30 of 33 Predator shots.

The Red Wings will look to keep their winning streak alive on Saturday night when they host the defending Western Conference champion San Jose Sharks.


Record: 3-2-0   6 pts

Tied for 2nd Place in Atlantic Division (1 pt behind Montreal Canadiens)

Tied for 4th Place in Eastern Conference (1 pt behind three teams)

1 point ahead of Florida Panthers for final playoff spot

Magic # of pts to clinch a playoff berth: 156 pts

Magic # of pts to clinch a regular season Atlantic Division title: 158 pts

Magic # of pts to clinch a regular season Eastern Conference title: 158 pts

Next Game: 10/22/2016 vs San Jose Sharks 7:00 p.m. @ Joe Louis Arena

Stats: Goals- Justin Abdelkader (1), Drew Miller (2), Tomas Tatar (1), Gustav Nyquist (1), Darren Helm (4).   Assists- Ryan Sproul (1), Gustav Nyquist (4), Mike Green (4), Alexey Marchenko (1), Jonathan Ericsson (1), Luke Glendening (3), Henrik Zetterberg (3).  Goalie- Petr Mrazek W (2-2-0) 30 saves on 33 shots.