DETROIT (AP) — Gustav Nyquist scored twice, Jimmy Howard made 37 saves and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 on Sunday night.
Dylan Larkin and Frans Nielsen also scored for Detroit. Evgeni Malkin got his fifth goal in seven games for the Penguins.
The Wings took the lead 11:31 into the opening period. Detroit captain Henrik Zetterberg fed a cross-ice pass to Nyquist in the middle of the Pittsburgh zone. Nyquist skated out between the hash marks and used Pittsburgh defenseman Frank Corrado as a screen to fire a high shot past Matt Murray on the glove side.
Larkin added to Detroit’s advantage just 59 seconds into the second. He burst down the right wing past Malkin and tucked the puck past Murray as he cut across the front of the net.
The Penguins got on the board with a power-play goal at 8:04 of the second. Howard made a spectacular glove stop Malkin’s shot, but a video review determined that his glove was across the goal line when he caught the puck.
Detroit went up 3-1 at 15:18 of the second. Nielsen skated down the left wing and faked a slap shot. When Murray bit on the fake, Nielsen slid the puck along the ice under Murray’s right pad.
Nyquist added his second at 16:34 of the third period. Murray stopped Tyler Bertuzzi’s shot, but Nyquist was on the doorstep to slide in the rebound.
Murray finished with 19 saves.
NOTES: Former Red Wings C Riley Sheahan played his first game in Detroit since he was traded to the Penguins on Oct. 21. “They’ve been great to me, everybody in the organization has been great to me,” Sheahan said of his time with the Wings. “It’s good seeing some old faces and catching up with them.” … RW Anthony Mantha (groin), who leads the Wings with 13 goals, participated in the morning skate but missed his second straight game.
Penguins: Conclude a three-game trip at Philadelphia on Tuesday night.
Red Wings: Host Ottawa on Wednesday night in the third game of a five-game homestand.
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