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GameDay 6: Florida Panthers at Detroit Red Wings

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A painting on the side of a wall leading to the locker rooms at Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena before it closed in 2017. The Wings and Detroit Pistons now play at Little Caesars Arena on the other side of downtown. // @GeorgeRichards

The Florida Panthers and Detroit Red Wings won’t have much time to celebrate — or stew over — their previous meeting as the two Central/Atlantic division rivals meet up again Sunday afternoon.

On Saturday, the Panthers got an overtime goal from Aleksi Heponiemi in overtime to pull out a 3-2 win.

The game-winning goal was Heponiemi’s first in the NHL — and it came in his NHL debut.

For Florida, the win kept up its success not only this season but in Detroit.

The Panthers have won their past four games at Little Caesars Arena and 12 of the past 14 in Detroit. Florida has started its season 4-0-1 and go into Sunday’s game tied for second in the Central Division.

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