NHL: Detroit 3, Edmonton 1

Nov. 5, 2010 at 11:47 PM

EDMONTON, Alberta, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Jimmy Howard stopped 24 shots while allowing only a power-play goal in the second period Friday, carrying the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-1 victory over Edmonton.

Detroit won its third straight and Howard captured his fifth consecutive start. Detroit's 17 points are the most in the Western Conference.

Justin Abdelkader scored 1:45 into the contest for Detroit and Edmonton tied it when Taylor Hall delivered on a slapshot that beat Howard 5:26 into the second.

Valtteri Filppula scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal on the power play midway through the second and Daniel Cleary produced an empty netter with 21 seconds remaining in the third.

Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 25-of-27 shots to take the loss. Edmonton has only three wins this season, tied with Buffalo for the fewest in the NHL.

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