Howard's 36 saves lead Red Wings past Canucks 3-1

Detroit Red Wings center Steve Ott (29) passes the puck to teammate center Luke Glendening (41) during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Vancouver Canucks, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
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DETROIT (AP) Jimmy Howard stopped 36 shots and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-1 on Thursday night.

Dylan Larkin, Brendan Smith and Steve Ott scored for Detroit. Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg, matched against Canucks captain and fellow Swede Henrik Sedin most of the game, had two assists.

Daniel Sedin scored for Vancouver, which is 1-9-1 in its last 11 games. Ryan Miller made 24 saves.

Miller made a spectacular stop after he began to leave the crease for an extra attacker. Zetterberg got a hold of the puck in the neutral zone and lobbed a shot at the almost-empty net, but Miller made a glove save while diving to his right.