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Sheahan scores 2, helps Red Wings hold off Canadiens 4-3

Posted at 8:26 AM, Mar 25, 2016

DETROIT (AP) — Riley Sheahan scored a career-high two goals to help Detroit take a four-goal lead into the third period and the Red Wings held on to beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 Thursday night.

Sheahan’s second goal came 12 seconds after Luke Glendening scored early in the second, then Anthony Mantha’s first NHL goal gave the Red Wings a 4-0 lead late in the period.

Montreal’s Tomas Plekanec scored in the opening minute of the third. Paul Byron and Max Pacioretty followed with goals to pull Montreal within a goal.

Petr Mrazek kept the lead and had 26 saves for the Red Wings, who are in a tightly contested race for a wild-card spot in the hopes of extending their postseason streak to 25 seasons.

Ben Scrivens stopped 36 shots for the Canadiens.