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Onward to Calgary

by Staff Writer / Detroit Red Wings

(Photo by Dan Mannes/Detroit Red Wings)

The Red Wings will travel 172 miles south to face the Calgary Flames tonight after defeating the Edmonton Oilers last night 4-2.  Pavel Datsyuk's power-play goal with 34 seconds remaining in regulation broke a 2-2 tie, and Luke Glendening hit the empty net with three seconds left. Justin Abdelkader matched his career-high by scoring his 10th goal. Detroit was 3-for-6 on the power play, and goaltender Jimmy Howard made 21 saves.

“That was a huge turn of events,” Gustav Nyquist said. “I thought we played well. I thought we had a strong game. We didn’t give them any chances but they have some skilled forwards and they put it in the net to tie it up (in the third). Obviously that was a big penalty for us to get that power-play goal at the end.”

Howard will get the night off tonight as back-up Petr Mrazek will start in goal for Detroit. The Red Wings will also be without forward Tomas Jurco, who left Tuesday's game because of back spasms,  per coach Mike Babcock.

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