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Wings move into 8th spot

 

Associated Press

Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick (32) looks up as Detroit Red Wings left wing Justin Abdelkader (8) celebrates the goal by teammate center Pavel Datsyuk during the second period in Detroit Wednesday.

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings moved a step closer toward extending their postseason streak to 22 with a 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night.

Jordin Tootoo netted the go-ahead goal early in the third period, and Johan Franzen scored on a power play with 6:26 left, lifting Detroit into eighth place in the Western Conference.

The Red Wings, who have won two straight games, are one point ahead of Columbus and one behind seventh-place Minnesota. All three teams have two games remaining in the regular season.

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