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Red Wings blast Winnipeg 5-1, snap losing streak
Wednesday Dec 06, 2017 12:00am

Red Wings blast Winnipeg 5-1, snap losing streak
(DETROIT) - If last weekend was rock bottom for the Detroit Red Wings, then this was a pretty strong response. Gustav Nyquist scored twice, and the Red Wings snapped a seven-game slide with a 5-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night. Fresh off a 10-1 loss at Montreal on Saturday, Detroit outshot Winnipeg 16-3 in the opening period and took a 2-0 lead. The Red Wings put the game away with three more goals in the third. Winnipeg, which entered tied for the NHL lead in points, managed only a second-period goal by Patrik Laine on a two-man advantage. The Red Wings answered in the third with goals by Nyquist, Darren Helm and David Booth. Justin Abdelkader opened the scoring, and Detroit had a two-man advantage for 1:55 later in the first. The Jets killed off both penalties, but seconds after the second one expired, Nyquist lifted a rebound past goalie Connor Hellebuyck to make it 2-0.

OTHER NHL SCORES
New Jersey 4 – Columbus 1
NY Rangers 4 – Pittsburgh 2
St. Louis 4 – Montreal 3
Tampa Bay 6 – NY Islanders 2
Nashville 5 – Dallas 2
Buffalo 4 – Colorado 2
Vancouver 3 – Carolina 0
Las Vegas 4 – Anaheim 3 (SO)
LA Kings 5 – Minnesota 2

TUESDAY NBA SCORES
Toronto 126 – Phoenix 113
Oklahoma City 100 – Utah 94
Washington 106 – Portland 92

Gustav Nyquist scores one of his two goals against Connor Hellebuyck in the Wings' 5-1 win over Winnipeg (photo courtesy of Paul Sancya/AP)
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