NEW YORK (AP) — Derick Brassard scored a power-play goal 1:50 into overtime, after Detroit tied 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 night.
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 16 seconds apart in the second to erase Detroit’s 2-0 deficit. Gustavsson made 26 saves, but Detroit dropped its third straight (0-1-2) and second in two nights.
Kindl scored the Red Wings’ first goal against the Rangers in 177 minutes with his first of the season. It also broke Lundqvist’s shutout streak against Detroit of 211 minutes, 8 seconds over four games — including two shutouts at Madison Square Garden last season.
Cleary tied it at 2, but the goal wasn’t picked up until a video review more than 90 seconds later. The puck clearly hit the back of the net and came back out for Cleary’s first.
The Red Wings came out better in the second and put pressure on the Rangers, but they still couldn’t solve Lundqvist — even with the aid of a penalty shot.
After a Detroit drive struck the post, the puck was covered in the crease by the glove of defenseman Kevin Klein, who returned after missing one game with a bruised foot.
Gustav Nyqvist was awarded a penalty shot at 5:51, but his drive was knocked away by Lundqvist’s glove — drawing chants of “Hen-rik, Hen-rik!”
Just 48 seconds later, St. Louis made it 2-0 with a breakaway goal — his fourth tally of the season and third in two games. St. Louis was sprung by a pass from defenseman Matt Hunwick who fired the puck from his end up to St. Louis at the Detroit blue line.
The Rangers had the first nine shots and led 1-0 before the Red Wings put a puck on Lundqvist.
Detroit had the first power play when the Rangers were caught with too many men on the ice, but that advantage was cut short 1:12 in when Henrik Zetterberg tripped Nash. He then made the Red Wings pay with a fluke goal.
Hunwick set up Brassard for a drive from above the left circle that struck Nash — who was facing the net — in the behind and caromed past Gustavsson on the power play at 6:36.
It was Nash’s 10th goal and first in three games, ending his longest drought of the season. He has scored in eight of New York’s 12 games.
NOTES: Detroit hadn’t scored against New York since Oct. 26, 2013. … It was the 900th game coached by New York’s Alain Vigneault. … The Rangers, 5-1-2 in their last eight, have their first five-game winning streak against Detroit since Jan. 3, 1983-Jan. 16, 1984.