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Upset special: Detroit Red Wings end long losing streak(s), beat Florida Panthers



Quite a few streaks came to an end Sunday when the Detroit Red Wings upset the Florida Panthers 4-1.

First, the Wings snapped an eight-game losing streak which had gone on for three weeks.

Second, Detroit ended its eight-game personal losing streak to the Panthers — while Florida’s 10-game point streak (9-0-1) against the Wings also came to a close.

But most importantly for the Panthers was the end of their run if games to pick up at least a point to start this season.

Florida had opened 6-0-2 and were the only team left in the NHL which had not lost a game in regulation in 2021.

That is over, too.

It was a heck of a run for the Panthers — one that nonetheless ends in disappointment with a loss to one of the worst teams in the NHL albeit one which plays Florida tough.

”This didn’t go the way we planned,” said Alex Wennberg, the only Florida player to score Sunday.

”It’s not the result we wanted but there are a lot of things you can learn from this. We can look at it, be better next game.”

The fourth game of the eight-game series between Florida and Detroit will be Tuesday at BB&T Center.

Friday’s game: Florida Panthers 2, Nashville Predators 1

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