Video: Red Wings take the lead in crucial contest with Flyers

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In a pivotal Eastern Conference match-up, it was the Detroit Red Wings who took the first-period lead against the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday.

Darren Helm was credited with the opening goal, taking advantage of an odd bounce off the boards on a Shayne Gostisbehere clearing attempt just before the midway point of the first period.

The Red Wings and Flyers both entered the game with 91 points. The Red Wings hold third in the Atlantic Division and can move two points clear of Boston with a win tonight, with two games remaining on their respective schedules.