DETROIT (AP) It was difficult to tell in the dressing room if the Detroit Red Wings were especially excited or simply relieved.Frans Nielsen scored his NHL-record 22nd shootout winner and the Red Wings edged the Philadelphia Flyers 5-4 on Tuesday night to end a 10-game losing streak – their longest since 1977.”Obviously Custom Dallas Stars Jerseys , everyone was frustrated,” goalie Jimmy Howard said. ”A lot of us have never gone through that in this dressing room. It was one of those things that just sort of snowballed.”I’m glad we were just able to find a way to get a W today.”Dylan Larkin scored twice, Luke Glendending had a goal and Evgeny Svechnikov got his first in the NHL for the Red Wings. Howard made 27 saves through overtime and stopped all three attempts he faced in the shootout.Sean Couturier, Matt Read, Shayne Gostisbehere and Travis Konecny scored for the Flyers.The win didn’t come without some anxious moments for the Red Wings. They squandered 3-1 and 4-3 leads in the third period, and were forced to kill off a penalty to Danny DeKeyser that was assessed late in the third and carried into overtime.”I though the third period was exemplary of what happens when you haven’t won,” Detroit coach Jeff Blashill said. ”You don’t have the confidence that you do when you win.”I thought our gaps got real soft, we laid back too much. Good for our guys to stay with it. I thought we had lots of chances in overtime after their power play.”Larkin gave Detroit a 1-0 lead 6:08 into the second period, whipping a wrist shot past ex-Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek on the stick side.Glendening made it 2-0 just 1:51 later when he got loose down the right wing while killing a penalty and snapped a high wrist shot over the glove-side shoulder of Mrazek.Before the power play was up, the Flyers got one back. Claude Giroux’s shot hit the post, but Couturier slammed in the rebound for his 30th of the season.The Red Wings restored their two-goal advantage at 9:57. Svechnikov corralled a loose puck and zipped it by Mrazek, who was then replaced by Alex Lyon. Mrazek stopped 16 of 19 shots before Lyon made 11 saves in relief.It was Mrazek’s first appearance in Detroit since the Feb. 19 trade that sent him to Philadelphia.”Not the way I wanted to end the game www.officialredwings.com ,” Mrazek said. ”I should have had that second goal.”We gave them momentum. We gave them three goals in the second period.”Read pulled the Flyers back within one when his shot found its way past Howard through traffic 7:46 into the third. Gostisbehere tied it on a Philadelphia power play at 9:40, wiring a wrist shot over Howard’s glove-side shoulder.Larkin’s quick shot from the slot put Detroit back in front at 14:06, but just 28 seconds later Konecny tied it when his shot crossed the goal line a split second before the net was dislodged.”The second period was God-awful for us,” Gostisbehere said. ”We were OK in the first, but we were terrible in the second.”We knew they had lost 10 in a row, so they were going to be fragile. If we could get one in the third, we had a good chance of getting a couple more, but we can’t show up in the third period and expect to win a game.”NOTES: Glendening’s goal was Detroit’s eighth short-handed this season and the 10th given up by Philadelphia. … Flyers LW Michael Raffl (lower body) missed his first game of the season. .. With three assists, Giroux moved past Eric Lindros (659 points) into fifth place on the Flyers’ career scoring list.UP NEXTPredators: Host the New York Rangers on Thursday night.Red Wings: Host the Washington Capitals on Thursday night.— At 39 years old, Joe Thornton can still produce for the San Jose Sharks — especially when facing the Toronto Maple Leafs.Coming off another career milestone, “Jumbo Joe” looks to lead the Sharks to their sixth straight home win over the Maple Leafs on Thursday night at SAP Center.After Joe Pavelski scored his second goal of the game late in the third period on Tuesday, Thornton posted his 400th career tally 13 seconds later to lift San Jose (10-6-3) to a 5-4 win over the Nashville Predators. The top overall pick by the Boston Bruins in the 1997 NHL Draft is the seventh player in history with 1 Detroit Red Wings T-Shirts Authentic ,500 games played, 400 goals and 1,000 assists.Article continues below ...“I just want to play and have fun, and that’s what you saw tonight,” Thornton said.Thornton, who sat out nine games last month with swelling in his surgically repaired right knee, is rounding into form with three goals in his last six contests.“He created stuff tonight all night. He was good tonight. I thought he was even better than he was last game,” Sharks coach Peter DeBoer said.While with San Jose, Thornton hasn’t faced Toronto as often as when he was with Boston. But when playing against the Maple Leafs at SAP Center, the veteran center is averaging nearly two points per game. He’s logged multiple points in five of eight contests, totaling a goal and 14 assists.Pavelski, meanwhile Detroit Red Wings Hoodies Authentic , has five points (three goals, two assists) through the first two games of the Sharks’ six-game homestand and has thrived on home ice versus Toronto. In seven career matchups, San Jose’s captain has seven goals, helping the club win each time.The Sharks have outscored the Maple Leafs 22-6, while winning the last five meetings in Northern California.Toronto (12-6-0) opened the California portion of a four-game road trip with a 5-1 rout of the league-worst Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday. Nazem Kadri scored two power-play goals and John Tavares added a man-advantage marker as the Maple Leafs improved to 7-1-0 away from home.“From start to finish, that was a pretty textbook road win,” said Tavares, who has a team-best 11 goals and is tied with Mitch Marner for second on the club with 22 points, trailing only defenseman Morgan Rielly (23 points).Tavares — the top player from last summer’s free-agent class — has 16 points (nine goals, seven assists) on the road this season, including five multi-point games. He’s also averaging a point per game at the Shark Tank with two goals and four assists in six career meetings.“A good sign tonight was just how many penalties we drew. I think that shows just how well we possess the puck,” Tavares said of the win over the Kings. However Detroit Red Wings Hats Authentic , Toronto is 1-for-11 with the man advantage during its losing streak in Silicon Valley.Frederik Andersen has been a wall in net recently for the Leafs, allowing just three goals on 130 shots faced while winning each of his last four starts. However, the native of Denmark has never won in San Jose, posting an 0-6-0 record with a 2.95 goals-against average in seven games. Martin Jones, a winner in eight of his last 10 starts for the Sharks, is 5-0-1 with a 1.78 GAA and a shutout in his career against Toronto while with San Jose.According to the Bay Area News Group, Sharks winger Tomas Hertl may miss Thursday’s game with a lower-body injury. Hertl, who has five goals and 11 assists in 16 contests, missed three games with a head injury before returning in Monday’s 3-1 win over the Calgary Flames.
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