NY Rangers 2, Detroit 1

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 44-25-3-2 28-5-1-1 16-20-2-1 L6
NY Rangers 46-20-2-5 26-9-0-2 20-11-2-3 W2


RANGERS 2, RED WINGS 1 (OT): Captain Ryan Callahan celebrated his 27th birthday in style by scoring 2:42 into overtime as host New York handed Original Six rival Detroit its season high-tying sixth straight loss.

Brad Richards netted a power-play goal for his 15th point in March and All-Star Henrik Lundqvist turned aside 26 shots for the Rangers, who moved three points clear of idle Pittsburgh atop both the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference standings.

Henrik Zetterberg snapped a five-game goal drought and Ty Conklin finished with 32 saves for the Red Wings, who picked up a point to move past idle Nashville and into fourth place in the Western Conference. Detroit is 0-4-2 in its last six games.

In overtime, Callahan accepted a feed from defenseman Michael Del Zotto in the slot and wired a shot off the post and into the net. Callahan's 27th goal was his eighth game-winner of the season.

Zetterberg opened the scoring 3:36 into the first period. Defenseman Ian White fed Zetterberg, who skated along the edge of the right faceoff circle before wristing a shot which sailed between the pads of Lundqvist. The tally was Zetterberg's 19th.

Richards leveled the contest with 5:02 remaining in the first after a brilliant individual effort. Richards skated up the middle of the ice, deked defenseman Niklas Kronwall before tucking the puck between the pads of Conklin.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Conklin was making his first start for the Red Wings since Feb. 4. He cleared waivers and was recalled from the American Hockey League. ... Lundqvist recorded his second assist of the season on Richards' tally. The netminder simply left the puck for Richards, who did the rest of the work. ... Detroit plays six of its remaining eight contests at home. ... The Red Wings are 3-7-2 without captain Nicklas Lidstrom.

Top Game Performances

Detroit   NY Rangers
Henrik Zetterberg 1 Points Ryan Callahan 1
Henrik Zetterberg 1 Goals Ryan Callahan 1
Gustav Nyquist 1 Assists Michael Del Zotto 1
N/A Power Play Goals Brad Richards 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Ty Conklin .941 Save Percentage Henrik Lundqvist .963
Ty Conklin 32 Saves Henrik Lundqvist 26

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Detroit 27 1 0-1 2-3 6 37
NY Rangers 34 2 1-3 1-1 2 17

Upcoming Games

  • NY Rangers will play its next game at home against Buffalo. The Rangers have a W/L % of .644 after a win and .607 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play its next game at home against Carolina. The Red Wings have a W/L % of .711 after a win and .414 after a loss.
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