MIKE CRANSTON, Associated Press
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Petr Mrazek stopped 22 shots, including a third-period penalty shot, and the Detroit Red Wings moved into a first-place tie in the Eastern Conference with a 3-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night.
With Detroit ahead 1-0, Mrazek made a blocker save of Martin Erat’s penalty shot with 8:22 left after Erat was hauled down on a short-handed breakaway.
The 22-year-old Mrazek led the Red Wings to nine wins in 11 games with their top two goaltenders injured. He has allowed two goals in three games.
Riley Sheahan, Tomas Tatar and Darren Helm scored for Detroit in its third straight win.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson’s career-high 16th goal with under 2 minutes left ended Mrazek’s bid for a second straight shutout.
The Red Wings’ third straight win gave them 71 points and moved them even with Tampa Bay.
Helm’s empty-netter with 1:16 left…
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