Red Wings top Rangers in OT
Detroit’s Larkin scores with 5.1 seconds left to cap comeback vs. N.Y.
Dylan Larkin scored with 5.1 seconds remaining in overtime, capping an impressive late comeback by the Detroit Red Wings in a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Friday night.
Andreas Athanasiou, who had tied the game with 2:02 remaining in the third period, backhanded a pass to Larkin, who redirected the puck past Henrik Lundqvist for his seventh goal of the season. The Rangers led 2-0 after two periods but had their four-game winning streak snapped.
Detroit has won five of six after winning just one of its first 10 games.
Kevin Shattenkirk and Neal Pionk scored 40 seconds apart during an extended New York power play late in the second period, but Justin Abdelkader began the Detroit rally with a goal early in the third.
Lundqvist remained a win behind Hall of Famer Jacques Plante for seventh place on the career list.
Maple Leafs 6, Devils 1: John Tavares scored his ninth goal of the season, Patrick Marleau had his 600th NHL assist and Toronto beat New Jersey. Nazem Kadri, Connor Brown, Andreas Johnsson, Morgan Rielly and Tyler Ennis also scored, and Frederik Andersen made 38 saves. Toronto improved to 11-5-0 with its third straight victory.
Columbus’ Nhl-worst power play scored twice and Sergei Bobrovsky made 33 saves in a victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington. Blues 4, Sharks 0: Chad Johnson made 32 saves for his first shutout with St. Louis, helping the Blues beat San Jose. Alex Pietrangelo, Ryan O’reilly, Jaden Schwartz and Alexander Steen scored.
Jets 5, Avalanche 2: Blake Wheeler had an empty-net goal and four assists in Winnipeg’s victory over Colorado. Wheeler extended his point streak to nine games.
Note: The Bruins say goaltender Tuukka Rask has been granted a leave of absence from the team for a personal matter. The team didn’t offer an explanation, but general manager Don Sweeney said shortly after the announcement on Friday it was not health related. He also asked for privacy on behalf of Rask.
The Red Wings’ Dylan Larkin scores on Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist in overtime Friday in Detroit. Lundqvist had 28 saves in the loss. New York blew a 2-0 lead in the third period to end its four-game winning streak.