NEW YORK (AP) — Derick Brassard scored a power-play goal 1:50 into overtime, after Detroit leveled it in the closing seconds of regulation, to give the New York Rangers their fifth straight victory over the Red Wings, 4-3 on Wednesday.
Lee Stempniak gave the Rangers a 3-2 lead with 7:50 left in the third period, but Detroit got even for the second time when Tomas Tatar scored on a power play with 7.7 seconds left and goalie Jonas Gustavsson off for an extra skater.
Pavel Datsyuk tripped Martin St. Louis 46 seconds into overtime, and Brassard took advantage when he slammed in a rebound of Dan Girardi’s shot.
Stempniak was in line for the winner when he finished a 2-on-1 rush by scoring off a pass from Dominic Moore. Rick Nash and St. Louis also scored for the Rangers, who dropped their previous two games in shootouts. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 25 shots after getting a rare game off on Monday night.
Jakub Kindl and Daniel Cleary scored 13 seconds apart in the second to erase Detroit’s 2-0 deficit.
CANADIENS 2, SABRES 1, SO
BUFFALO, New York (AP) — P.A. Parenteau scored in regulation and added the shootout winner in Montreal’s victory over Buffalo.
Dustin Tokarski made 31 saves to help Montreal end a three-game losing streak.
Parenteau opened the scoring 19 seconds into the third period with the Canadiens’ first goal in 107 minutes, 1 second. In the third round of the shootout, Parenteau beat Michal Neuvirth with a wrist shot.
Drew Stafford tied it for Buffalo on a power play at 3:14 of the third, and Michal Neuvirth made 30 saves.
ISLANDERS 3, DUCKS 2, OT
ANAHEIM, California (AP) — John Tavares scored his second goal on a power play 2:18 into overtime as the New York Islanders ended a three-game losing strwak.
Kyle Okposo also scored and Jaroslav Halak made 32 saves for the Islanders, who blew an early two-goal lead in their third stop on a five-game trip.
Captain Ryan Getzlaf and NHL goals leader Corey Perry were sent home before the game with the flu, leaving the league-leading Ducks to open a four-game homestand without their two best players.
After Sami Vatanen was sent off for elbowing in the Ducks’ offensive zone, Tavares’ long shot deflected off an Anaheim defender and past Jason LaBarbera for his sixth goal of the season.
LaBarbera stopped 32 shots in his second appearance for Anaheim. Matt Beleskey and Emerson Etem scored second-period goals for the Ducks, who had won 10 of 12.