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The Journal Gazette

Monday, November 06, 2017 1:00 am

NHL

Red Wings' Mrazek shuts out Oilers

Associated Press

EDMONTON, Alberta – Backup goalie Petr Mrazek and Detroit Red Wings pushed aside the Edmonton Oilers.

Mrazek made 36 saves, and Martin Frk and Anthony Mantha each had a goal and an assist to help the Red Wings beat the Oilers 4-0 on Sunday.

Mrazek had his 11th NHL shutout.

“I thought he was excellent,” Detroit coach Jeff Blashill said. “He made some point-blank saves on Connor McDavid. We all know how good he is. Petr has put in tons of work in, both in the summer and in the moments he hasn't been playing for the last bit. He's put tons of work in, he's improved his technique, he was totally ready for this opportunity and that's great for Pete.”

Frans Nielsen and Gustav Nyquist also scored. The Red Wings have won three of four to reach 7-7-1.

CANADIENS 2, BLACKHAWKS 0: In Chicago, Charlie Lindgren made 38 saves in his first career shutout to lead Montreal.

Lindgren and Corey Crawford were locked up in a scoreless duel before Jonathan Drouin skated through the slot and shot the puck into the left side of the net at 1:54 of the third. Drouin's third goal of the season stopped Crawford's scoreless streak at 173 minutes, 9 seconds.