By Dave Hart
Red Wings 3, Senators 2 (OT) – Anthony Mantha’s game-winning goal 1:07 into overtime propelled the Red Wings to victory over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night.
Detroit’s goaltender Jared Coreau picked up the win in net, stopping 26 of 28 shots.
Ottawa’s Derick Brassard and Mark Stone each scored a goal for the Senators.
The Red Wings are now 16-16-4 on the season, good for 36 points and seven place in the Atlantic Division.
Detroit will play outdoors on Sunday afternoon against the Toronto Maple Leafs looking to continue its winning streak.
Record: 16-16-4 36 pts
7th Place in Atlantic Division (13 points behind first place Montreal)
13th Place in Eastern Conference (18 points behind first place Columbus)
6 points behind Boston for the last playoff spot
Magic # of pts to clinch a playoff berth: 95 pts
Magic # of pts to clinch a regular season Atlantic Division title: 106 pts
Magic # of pts to clinch a regular season Eastern Conference title: 115 pts
Next Game: 01/01/2017 @ Toronto Maple Leafs 3:00 p.m. @ BMO Field
Stats: Goals- Thomas Vanek (7), Tomas Tatar (8), Anthony Mantha (7). Assists- Brendan Smith (3), Frans Nielsen (11), Henrik Zetterberg (18), Nick Jensen (2), Niklas Kronwall (3). Goalie- Jared Coreau W (2-1-0) 26 saves on 28 shots.