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Sheahan lifts Red Wings over Wild 3-2

  • Minnesota Wild's Zach Parise (11) tries to take a shot on goal against Detroit Red Wings' Jimmy Howard (35) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, April 1, 2016, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

    Minnesota Wild's Zach Parise (11) tries to take a shot on goal against Detroit Red Wings' Jimmy Howard (35) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, April 1, 2016, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Minnesota Wild's Zach Parise (11) tries to take a shot on goal against Detroit Red Wings' Jimmy Howard (35) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, April 1, 2016, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

    Minnesota Wild's Zach Parise (11) tries to take a shot on goal against Detroit Red Wings' Jimmy Howard (35) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, April 1, 2016, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Detroit Red Wings' Kyle Quincey (27) tries to hold off Minnesota Wild's Charlie Coyle (3) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, April 1, 2016, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

    Detroit Red Wings' Kyle Quincey (27) tries to hold off Minnesota Wild's Charlie Coyle (3) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, April 1, 2016, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)  (The Associated Press)

Riley Sheahan had a goal and an assist to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-2 win over the Minnesota Wild on Friday night in a game with playoff implications for both teams.

Detroit entered one point behind Boston for third place in the Atlantic Division, while Minnesota came in with a five-point lead on Colorado for the final Western Conference wild-card spot.

Dylan Larkin scored on a power play in the first period and then Tomas Tatar put Detroit up 2-0 2:32 into the second period.

After Jonas Brodin scored for Minnesota with 4:18 left in the second, Sheahan got his goal 2:08 into the third.

Mikael Granlund scored for the Wild 9:43 into the third.

Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard had 20 saves, while Devan Dubnyk made 26 stops for Minnesota.

Larkin got his team-leading 23rd goal 12:52 into the first when his shot deflected off Dubnyk's glove. It secured the seventh straight game the Red Wings have scored on the power play.

In the second, Tatar took a backhand pass from behind the net by Gustav Nyquist and shot it past Dubnyk's right side.

The Wild scored when Brodin fired a slap shot past Howard after Detroit had problems clearing the puck.

Sheahan has four goals and six points in the last five games.

NOTES: Minnesota strengthened its playoff bid with a 10-4-1 mark in March and was 6-1 to close out the month. ... The Red Wings are at Toronto on Saturday night then face two of their closest competitors for a playoff spot — Philadelphia and Boston — on Wednesday and Thursday nights, respectively. ... Minnesota is at Winnipeg on Sunday. ... The Wild have five players that are alums of the U.S. National Development Team in Ann Arbor — Charlie Coyle, Zach Parise, Jordan Schroeder, Jason Zucker and Ryan Suter.