Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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Red Wings closer to playoff spot

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DETROIT — Jimmy Howard made 30 saves and the Red Wings took a step toward a 25th consecutive playoff appearance with a 3-0 win over the Flyers on Wednesday.

Detroit, which pulled within two points of the Lightning for second place in the Atlantic Division, would clinch a postseason spot with a win against the Bruins tonight. The Red Wings lead Boston in the race for third in the Atlantic. The Flyers remained tied in points with the idle Bruins for the second wild card spot in the Eastern Conference.

Game highlights: Patrick Maroon scored twice as the host Oilers won at Rexall Place for the final time, 6-2 over the Canucks. The Oilers, who move into a new downtown arena in the fall, have played in the building since 1974, when they were in the World Hockey Association. The building was home to the Wayne Gretzky-led dynasty of the 1980s.

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First1, Det, Helm 13, 7:57. PenaltiesVoracek, Phi (tripping), 11:30; Jurco, Det (tripping), 16:32; Giroux, Phi (roughing), 19:34; Abdelkader, Det (roughing), 19:34.

Second2, Det, Athanasiou 8, 3:15 (sh). PenaltiesAbdelkader, Det (interference), 2:06; Gudas, Phi (slashing), 7:28; Datsyuk, Det (tripping), 12:13; Raffl, Phi (slashing), 17:54.

Third3, Det, Quincey 4 (Howard), 18:17 (en). PenaltiesDeKeyser, Det (high-sticking), 8:06; Simmonds, Phi (roughing), 10:45; DeKeyser, Det (roughing), 10:45; Simmonds, Phi (elbowing), 14:45; Raffl, Phi (roughing), 14:45; Abdelkader, Det (holding), 14:45. Shots on GoalPhi 6-12-12—30. Det 9-10-7—26. Power-play opportunitiesPhi 0 of 4; Det 0 of 4. GoaliesPhi, Mason 22-19-9 (25 shots-23 saves). Det, Howard 14-12-5 (30-30).

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FirstNone. PenaltiesMcDavid, Edm (hooking), 7:52; Granlund, Van (slashing), 10:05; Fayne, Edm (tripping), 14:27; Dorsett, Van (roughing), 17:00; Kassian, Edm (roughing), 17:00; Tanev, Van (hooking), 18:04.

Second1, Edm, Yakupov 8 (Fayne), 8:27. 2, Edm, Maroon 10, 13:16. 3, Edm, McDavid 16 (Eberle, Hall), 17:26 (pp). PenaltiesYakupov, Edm (tripping), 10:50; Tryamkin, Van (holding), 16:21.

Third4, Van, Bartkowski 6 (Biega, McCann), 5:21. 5, Edm, Maroon 11 (Eberle, McDavid), 9:08. 6, Edm, Hall 26 (Pardy, Pakarinen), 9:26. 7, Van, Horvat 15 (Etem, Dorsett), 12:09. 8, Edm, Draisaitl 19 (Hall, McDavid), 18:03 (pp). PenaltiesHendricks, Edm (holding), 3:02; Hamhuis, Van (slashing), 16:51; McCann, Van (roughing), 19:49; Pardy, Edm (roughing), 19:49. Shots on GoalVan 8-5-14—27. Edm 7-12-19—38. Power-play opportunitiesVan 0 of 4; Edm 2 of 4. GoaliesVan, Markstrom 12-14-4 (38 shots-32 saves). Edm, Talbot 21-27-4 (27-25).

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FirstNone. PenaltiesMurray, Clm (holding), 10:10.

Second1, Tor, Rielly 9 (Gauthier, Laich), 1:43 (sh). 2, Clm, Saad 29 (Bjorkstrand), 11:13. 3, Clm, Dubinsky 16 (Atkinson, Calvert), 17:31. PenaltiesParenteau, Tor (delay of game), :44; Jenner, Clm (tripping), 13:46.

Third4, Clm, Bjorkstrand 4 (Saad, Wennberg), 8:43. 5, Clm, Calvert 9 (Atkinson), 9:39. 6, Clm, Dubinsky 17 (Calvert, Murray), 12:50. PenaltiesS.Carrick, Tor (tripping), 5:13. Shots on GoalClm 6-12-14—32. Tor 9-8-10—27. Power-play opportunitiesClm 0 of 2; Tor 0 of 2. GoaliesClm, Bobrovsky 14-19-1 (27 shots-26 saves). Tor, Sparks 6-8-1 (32-27).

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