In his first game as a Red Wing, Marek Zidlicky scored a power play goal in overtime to give the Detroit Red Wings a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night at Joe Louis Arena. Justin Abdelkader also scored for the Wings, while Henrik Zetterberg added two assists.
Michigan State closed out the regular season home schedule on Wednesday with a 72-66 win over Purdue. Travis Trice poured in 27 points, while Denzel Valentine added 17 and Matt Costello 13 for the Spartans. State closes out the regular season on Saturday at Indiana.
The Detroit Pistons suffered their 4th straight loss on Wednesday night, losing 88-85 at New Orleans. Jodie Meeks had 20 for the Pistons, who play in Houston on Friday night.
Northwestern made two improbable come backs at the end of regulation and the first overtime period, to eventually steal a win from Michigan on Tuesday night 82-78. The Wolverines wasted career high efforts from Zak Irvin (28 points) and Aubrey Dawkins (21 points). Michigan will close out the regular season on Saturday against Rutgers.