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Red Wings help bid for playoffs

– Desperation fueled the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night.

David Legwand had a goal and an assist, and Detroit held off the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 to move into seventh place in the Eastern Conference.

The Red Wings are trying to stretch their playoff streak to 23 seasons, the longest such active streak in North American professional sports.

“We got to find to find a way to win some games here to get in. We’ve got Washington breathing down our necks and Columbus is right with us here, and Toronto’s in the mix too,” said Gustav Nyquist, who extended his point streak to nine games with his 27th goal. “ … Everyone’s going to be playing for their playoff lives here. It’s a good thing we have it in our own hands at least.”

Jonas Gustavsson stopped 26 shots and Joakim Andersson also scored for Detroit, which won 4-2 in Toronto on Saturday night.

It was Mike Babcock’s 411th win as the Red Wings’ coach. He passed Scotty Bowman and moved into second place in franchise history behind Jack Adams (413).

PENGUINS 4, BLACKHAWKS 1: In Pittsburgh, Sidney Crosby had two goals in the final five minutes, helping Pittsburgh snap a three-game home losing streak.

Already playing without Patrick Kane, the Blackhawks lost captain Jonathan Toews to an upper-body injury in the second period

BRUINS 4, FLYERS 3: In Philadelphia, Patrice Bergeron scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and also tallied in the shootout as Boston won a club-record ninth straight road game.

SENATORS 6, FLAMES 3: In Ottawa, Ontario, Milan Michalek and Kyle Turris had two goals apiece, leading Ottawa, which won back-to-back games on home ice for the first time since it won three straight in late December and early January. to the win.

PREDATORS 4, CAPITALS 3: In Nashville, Tenn., Craig Smith scored the only goal in the shootout to lead Nashville, which sent Washington to its third straight loss.

RANGERS 5, OILERS 0: In Edmonton, Alberta, backup Cam Talbot stopped 26 shots for his third career shutout and Rick Nash and Mats Zuccarello scored two goals apiece to lead New York to its sixth win in seven games.