BC-HKN--Red Wings-Golden Knights
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Anthony Mantha scored the tying goal midway through the third period and got the game-winner 19 seconds into overtime, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-2 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday night.
Luke Glendening also scored for Detroit and Jimmy Howard stopped 28 shots to improve to 3-5-0 in his last eight starts.
On the winning goal, Vegas’ Reilly Smith — playing in his 500th career game — turned the puck over right in front of the net, where Dylan Larkin fed Mantha, who poked home his 19th of the season, and first game-winning goal.
Smith and Cody Eakin scored for the Golden Knights, and Malcolm Subban finished with 27 saves while falling to 13-2-0 in two seasons at T-Mobile Arena.
Mantha tied the score on a power play with 8:43 left in the third period on a one-timer from the right circle.
Glendening gave Detroit a 1-0 lead when he gathered a pass from Andreas Athanasiou and found an open net for his 10th at 3:06 of the first. Athanasiou now has at least one point in three of the last four games, with four goals and one assist.
Eakin tied it with 5:17 left in the second when he was alone at the doorstep, positioned perfectly for a rebound, and knocked the puck home for his 20th.
Smith gave the Golden Knights their first lead of the game with a short-handed breakaway just past the midpoint of the third, when he deked around Howard and flipped a backhand top shelf for his 18th.
The lead lasted just over a minute.
NOTES: With his assist on Glendening’s goal, Red Wings LW Taro Hirose, who made his NHL debut on March 19 picked up his third point in three games. ... Golden Knights starting G Marc-Andre Fleury, who was scratched and has been listed as day-to-day with a lower-body injury, and wife Veronique announced the birth of their son, James, earlier in the day.
Red Wings: At San Jose on Monday night.
Vegas: At St. Louis on Monday night.
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