DETROIT (AP) — Marek Zidlicky’s power-play goal 1:09 into overtime lifted the Detroit Red Wings to a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night.
Zidlicky, making his Red Wings debut after being acquired at the NHL trade deadline from New Jersey, punched the puck past goalie Cam Talbot in a scrum to give the Red Wings their second straight win.
Justin Abdelkader also scored, and Henrik Zetterberg added two assists, and Jimmy Howard made 39 saves for Detroit.
Talbot made 29 saves for the Rangers, whose lone goal was scored by defenseman Dan Girardi.
The Red Wings played the final 46 seconds of regulation on a power play after Derek Stepan held Gustav Nyquist. The advantage carried into overtime, and Zidlicky cashed in on Detroit’s third shot.
DUCKS 3, CANADIENS 1
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — John Gibson made 37 saves, and Anaheim moved back atop the overall NHL standings with a victory over Montreal in a meeting of conference leaders.
Francois Beauchemin and Rickard Rakell scored for the Ducks (42-17-7), who have won four straight games and seven of eight overall.
Cam Fowler added a short-handed, empty-net goal with 2:02 to play before Alex Galchenyuk ruined Gibson’s shutout bid on a power-play goal with 1:41 left.
Despite playing its third game in four nights, Anaheim shut down the Eastern Conference’s top team to open a two-point lead over Nashville and a four-point margin over Montreal.
Carey Price stopped 30 shots, but lost consecutive games for the first time since Jan. 6-10.
AVALANCHE 3, PENGUINS 1
DENVER (AP) — Gabriel Landeskog had a goal and two assists, Semyon Varlamov made 28 saves, and Colorado snapped Pittsburgh’s four-game winning streak.
Jarome Iginla scored 13 seconds into the second period and Nathan MacKinnon, wearing a shield to protect his broken nose, added a goal with his skate for Colorado on a night when Alex Tanguay played in his 1,000th NHL game.
Evgeni Malkin scored the lone goal for the Penguins. The Avalanche are 16-5-6 against Pittsburgh since moving to Denver in 1995-96.
Varlamov played in his 20th straight game and improved to 10-8-2 during the streak. He stymied Sidney Crosby and Malkin — two of the NHL’s top scorers — for most of the game, before allowing Malkin’s goal off a rebound midway through the third period.
SENATORS 3, JETS 1
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Rookie Andrew Hammond made 35 saves, and Kyle Turris had a goal and assist as Ottawa beat Winnipeg.
Bobby Ryan and Erik Condra also scored for Ottawa (28-23-11), which came off a 3-2 shootout loss on Tuesday at Minnesota. The Senators are 6-0-1 in their last seven games. With 67 points, Ottawa is four points out of a wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference playoff race.
Michael Frolik netted the only goal against Hammond, scoring early in the third period after the Senators built a 3-0 lead.
Hammond, 6-0-1 since his first start on Feb. 18, started his seventh straight game because Craig Anderson is sidelined with a hand injury.
Michael Hutchinson made his fifth straight start for Winnipeg (32-21-12), but was replaced by Ondrej Pavelec with 8:06 left in the second period after Condra made it 3-0.