By Dave Hart
Jets 5, Red Wings 3 – Brandon Tanev’s two-goal third period led to a Winnipeg Jets win over the Red Wings on Friday night.
Tanev tied the game 3-3 with 7:36 left in the third period, then scored the game-winning goal with 1:16 remaining in regulation.
The game was tied 1-1 after the first period and Detroit had a 2-1 advantage after the second period before the Jets outscored the Red Wings by a 4-1 margin during the final stanza.
The Red Wings, who are now 6-5-1 on the season, are now winless in their last four games.
Henrik Zetterberg paced Detroit with a goal and an assist while Tomas Tatar chipped in with two assists.
Winnipeg’s Nikolaj Ehlers had a game-high four points on a goal and three assists.
Detroit’s goaltender Petr Mrazek took the loss, stopping 26 of 30 shots.
The Red Wings will look to get back to the win column on Sunday evening at home against the Edmonton Oilers.
Record: 6-5-1 13 pts
4th Place in Atlantic Division (6 points behind Montreal)
Tied for 6th Place in Eastern Conference (6 points behind Montreal)
1 point ahead of Boston for final playoff spot
Magic # of pts to clinch a playoff berth: 143 pts
Magic # of pts to clinch a regular season Atlantic Division title: 149 pts
Magic # of pts to clinch a regular season Eastern Conference title: 149 pts
Next Game: 11/06/2016 vs Edmonton Oilers 5:00 p.m. @ Joe Louis Arena
Stats: Goals- Luke Glendening (1), Henrik Zetterberg (2), Justin Abdelkader (2). Assists- Danny DeKeyser (1), Mike Green (6), Tomas Tatar 2 (4), Henrik Zetterberg (5) Goalie- Petr Mrazek L (4-4-1) 26 saves on 30 shots.