as mentioned in Steve Ott restored the Red Wings’ lead, 2-1, at 16:29 of the first with a backhander from close range.
The Red Wings are far below the wildcard cutoff in the Eastern Conference, scrambling not to finish last.
“They’re obviously really talented,” defenseman Nick Jensen, who opened the scoring for the Red Wings, said of the Penguins.
The Red Wings also scratched C Gustav Nyquist and RW Tomas Jurco.
It has won an NHL-leading seven times when trailing after two periods, but the Red Wings avoided handing the Penguins No.
As it stated in PITTSBURGH – The Detroit Red Wings showed this weekend what kind of team they could have been this season.
It came some 24 hours after the Red Wings defeated the NHL’s top overall team, the Washington Capitals, 3-2 in a shootout.
The Red Wings needed to kill consecutive penalties to Jensen and Xavier Ouellet to maintain the lead.
The Red Wings killed penalties to Steve Ott and Tatar to seal the victory.
Petr Mrazek made 24 saves Sunday afternoon to lead the Red Wings past the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 at PPG Paints Arena.
Postgame: Red Wings 5, Penguins 2
As it stated in • Lost among the wreckage: The Penguins’ penalty kill is 12 for 12 over its past four games.
Two goals in less than two minutes at the start of the third period sealed the Penguins’ 5-2 loss to the Red Wings at PPG Paints Arena on Sunday.
• Busy game for Patric Hornqvist: Attempted seven shots, put five on goal and tallied seven hits.
It also didn’t help matters that Ian Cole took a tripping penalty at 5:07 of the third, forcing the Penguins to the penalty kill.
Sidney Crosby struck seven seconds after Vanek, but the Penguins were never able to build any momentum.
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