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.
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.