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      Red Wings earn road win at Florida

      Gustav Nyquist scored the go-ahead goal in the second period, helping lift the Detroit Red Wings over the Florida Panthers 3-1 on Thursday night.

      Brian Lashoff and Daniel Alfredsson also scored and Jimmy Howard made 23 saves as the Red Wings ended a four-game road losing streak.

      Scottie Upshall scored and Tim Thomas stopped 30 shots for Florida, which has lost four of its last five.

      Detroit took a 2-1 lead when Nyquist grabbed a rebound in the slot in the Red Wings' zone, brought it along the left boards and beat Thomas high on the stick side at 13:22. Nyquist has nine goals in his last nine games.

      Lashoff added an empty-net goal with 20 seconds left.